Mexican Groups' Recruitment Tactics Unveiled In New Study
Recruiters for Mexican criminal groups sway prospective members with promises of social belonging, according to a new study that highlights the omnipresence of criminal groups in the lives of the…
4 Takeaways From CARICOM Firearms Report
While blame directed at the US is well-founded, more complete data is needed on US firearms' dominance in the Caribbean.
Spanish Mega Lab Raises Questions About Cocaine Production in Europe
Spanish authorities seized a record cocaine lab, but questions remain about the prevalence of cocaine production in Europe.
Chile Hands New Powers to Police as Security Deteriorates
Chile has passed new legislation to empower police forces to fight a rise in crime. But will this really make a difference?…
Paraguay Shown as Key Link in Bolivia-Europe Cocaine Route
Operation Hinterland is one of many crackdowns undertaken by authorities recently, showing that Paraguay's cocaine connection remains strong.
Europe Narco-Sub Heralds More to Come
Does the discovery of a second narco-submarine in Spain mean that more such vessels have been carrying drugs across the Atlantic?…
Coca May Have Permanently Taken Root in Central America
Coca cultivation remains concentrated in the Andes, but escalating seizures suggest it could eventually be successful elsewhere.
Wildlife Protection Treaty Hits 50 Amid Challenges
As the CITES treaty hits 50, we take a look at its successes, failures, and future challenges in reducing the illicit trade of wildlife.
Haiti’s Rural Gangs Threaten Food Production as Hunger Crisis Looms
Rural gangs are disrupting food production in Haiti, with attacks in rural areas sowing fear among local populations.
García Luna Convicted, But Corruption Concerns Endure in US-Mexico Partnership
The conviction of Genaro García Luna is a big victory for US law enforcement institutions. But problems remain in the US-Mexico partnership.
Caribbean Nations Call for US Gun Crackdown as Murder Rates Soar
As American-made guns continue to flood the Caribbean, heads of state are demanding that the US do more to stem the flow of weapons.
Jamaica Seizing Ever-Larger Cocaine Shipments from Colombia
A string of large cocaine seizures in Jamaica suggests the island is becoming a central hub for trafficking to the United States and Europe.
About InSight Crime
InSight Crime's Chemical Precursor Report continues to be a reference in the region
For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…
InSight Crime’s Chemical Precursor Report Widely Cited
We are proud to see that our recently published investigation into the supply chain of chemical precursors feeding Mexico’s synthetic drug production has been warmly received.
InSight Crime’s Paraguay Election Coverage Draws Attention
InSight Crime looked at the various anti-organized crime policies proposed by the candidates in Paraguay’s presidential election, which was won on April 30 by Santiago Peña. Our pre-election coverage was cited…
InSight Crime Cited in OAS, CARICOM Reports
This week, InSight Crime’s work was cited nine times in a new report by the Organization of American States (OAS) titled “The Impact of Organized Crime on Women,…
InSight Crime Staff Cited as Experts by International Media
This week, InSight Crime deputy editor, Juan Diego Posada, was interviewed by the Associated Press about connections between the ex-FARC mafia and Brazilian criminal groups, and…