Henry Shuldiner

Indigenous Communities in Rural Mexico Get No Help Against Constant Criminal Threats

HUMAN RIGHTS / 13 MAY 2022

The death of two indigenous leaders in Guerrero, Mexico, has again drawn attention to the government’s negligent protection of indigenous communities targeted by criminal groups throughout Mexico. In a…

Avocados, Limes and Peaches: Cartel Violence Kills Harvests of Fruit in Mexico

DISPLACEMENT / 11 MAY 2022

Mexico's produce industry has taken another hit from cartel violence, as tens of millions of dollars worth of peaches are set to be lost after farmers abandoned their fields.

Chile: One More Departure Point for Europe-Bound Cocaine

BOLIVIA / 29 APR 2022

A string of drug seizures in Chile, coupled with cocaine discovered on ships originating there, points to the country emerging as another key departure point in the European cocaine pipeline.

Haiti Resurfaces as Transit Hub for US-Bound Cocaine

CARIBBEAN / 18 APR 2022

Haitian authorities arrested Jean Eliobert Jasme in late march after he was indicated on charges of international drug trafficking in September 2021. According to the Miami Herald, he allegedly conspired…

Mexico's Vaquita Marina Struggle to Survive Amidst Intense Illegal Fishing in Mexico

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 14 APR 2022

government searching for solutions to prevent extinction while trying not to lose the favor of local anglers.

Costa Rican Copper Bust Underscores Regional Uptick in Theft and Smuggling

CHINA AND CRIME / 5 APR 2022

The recent discovery of a copper smuggling ring in Costa Rica sheds light on how copper theft is gradually becoming increasingly sophisticated due to demand from Asia.

Chile Becomes Increasingly Fertile Ground for Marijuana Plantations

CHILE / 30 MAR 2022

The most recent bust occurred in the province of Choapa, outside the coastal city of Coquimbo. Authorities seized 8,600 marijuana plants, valued at more than 46 billion Chilean pesos. Just…

Brazil Arms Traffickers Used Portable Technology to Manufacture Gun Parts

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 MAR 2022

Brazilian authorities recently dismantled a criminal network trafficking weapons from the US to Brazil with a twist: The gang imported gun parts and then used a dedicated CNC mill to…

Dominican Republic Cybercrime Ring Shows Extent of Caribbean's Financial Fraud Crisis

CARIBBEAN / 9 MAR 2022

The Dominican Republic has dismantled a transnational cybercrime network believed to have defrauded hundreds of US citizens to the tune of more than $200 million, in just the latest example…

Military-Grade Weapons in Michoacán Put Mexican Forces on War Footing

HOMICIDES / 4 MAR 2022

Makeshift bombs and grenade launchers are now being used in battles between cartels and Mexico’s security forces in an alarming escalation of firepower.

Cocaine Flows from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico

CARIBBEAN / 18 FEB 2022

Dominican authorities recently intercepted a cocaine-laden speedboat destined for Puerto Rico – the latest in a series of maritime seizures showing a flourishing drug trade between the Dominican Republic and…

Panama, Costa Rica: Major Waypoints For Cocaine to Europe

COCAINE / 3 FEB 2022

Central American countries seized a record amount of drugs last year, underscoring how the region has become one of the top suppliers of cocaine not only to the United States…

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Venezuela Drug Trafficking Investigation and InDepth Gender Coverage

29 APR 2022

On May 4, InSight Crime will be publishing The Cocaine Revolution in Venezuela, a groundbreaking investigation into how the Venezuelan government regulates the cocaine trade in the country. An accompanying event,…

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InDepth Coverage of Juan Orlando Hernández

22 APR 2022

Ever since Juan Orlando Hernández was elected president of Honduras in 2014, InSight Crime has provided coverage of every twist and turn during his rollercoaster time in office, amid growing…

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Venezuela's Cocaine Revolution

15 APR 2022

On May 4th, InSight Crime will publish a groundbreaking investigation on drug trafficking in Venezuela. A product of three years of field research across the country, the study uncovers cocaine production in…

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Widespread Coverage of InSight Crime MS13 Investigation

8 APR 2022

In a joint investigation with La Prensa Gráfica, InSight Crime recently revealed that four of the MS13’s foremost leaders had been quietly released from…

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Informing US State Department and European Union

1 APR 2022

InSight Crime Co-director McDermott briefed the US State Department and other international players on the presence of Colombian guerrillas in Venezuela and the implication this has for both nations.  McDermott…