Jeremy McDermott

Ecuador Dismantled 125 FARC Camps During 2010

ECUADOR / 7 JAN 2011

Ecuador dismantled 125 camps belonging to guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during 2010, cementing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Colombia and threatening the rebels'…

Three Bombs in Colombian City as Rebels Increase Extortion

COLOMBIA / 6 JAN 2011

Another bomb, the third in a week, exploded outside the offices of a wealthy rancher in the city of Neiva in the southern department of Huila, a stronghold of the…

Ciudad Juarez Registers Record Murder Rate

HOMICIDES / 5 JAN 2011

Ciudad Juarez, the epicenter of the Mexican drug war and the strategic crossing point for illegal narcotics entering the United States, recorded its highest rate of homicides ever in…

10,000 Animals Rescued in Interpol Operation in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 5 JAN 2011

In a two-month operation with Interpol, Colombian police rescued 10,000 animals as part of an offensive against eco traffickers in the region.

Police Operation Against Cuchillo

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

This video from the Colombian National Police shows operation codenamed "Diamond," which was designed to kill or capture Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo."…

6 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Buenaventura, Colombia

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

Authorities have seized 6.4 tons of drugs in Colombia's Pacific port of Buenaventura, the largest seizure of 2010. Police stated the cocaine is the property of Daniel Barrera, alias "…

Who Will Take Over the ERPAC without 'Cuchillo'?

COLOMBIA / 29 DEC 2010

With the death of Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," and the arrest of his number two, Harold Humberto Rojas, alias "Loco Harold," the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army…

Colombian Police: 'Cuchillo' is Dead

COLOMBIA / 29 DEC 2010

Colombia's Police say they have killed one of Colombia’s top drug traffickers, Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," or "Knife," in a shootout in the eastern province of Meta.

Another Prison Scandal in Colombia as Woman Found in Capo's Cell

COLOMBIA / 27 DEC 2010

Colombia's prison authorities faced more questions after a woman was found in the jail cell of an ex-paramilitary leader in the high security wing of a Bogota prison.

Mexico Investigates Disappearance of Migrants

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 23 DEC 2010

Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of 50 migrants after initially denying that any kidnappings had taken place. A dozen migrants escaped a hold up by armed men during which…

Computer Shows FARC Links to Sinaloa Cartel

FARC / 22 DEC 2010

Colombian authorities have released information on a computer seized from the commander of the FARC’s Southern Bloc, Jose Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," allegedly showing rebel links with the…

La Guajira: Dynamics of the Conflict

AUC / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira, the oft-forgotten, arid northeast corner of Colombia is one of Colombia’s most contentious and provides a window into the complexity of the current battles underway between organized criminal…

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

24 JUN 2022

Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma  In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…