Jeremy McDermott

Record Cocaine Production in Colombia Fuels New Criminal Generation

COCA / 17 JUL 2017

Colombia is now producing more cocaine than ever before, just as a new chapter in the country's criminal history begins and the government tries to implement a peace agreement with…

GameChangers 2016: Red Flags for 2017

EX-FARC MAFIA / 14 JAN 2017

At the end of every year, InSight Crime looks into the crystal ball and predicts what the big criminal risks are likely to be during 2017. These are what we…

FARC Unity Shatters in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 12 JAN 2017

Amid increasing desertion, two rival groups of FARC rebels clashed leaving two dead, a clear violation of the ceasefire and evidence that the rebel movement is breaking apart even as…

GameChangers 2016: Still No Peace in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 12 JAN 2017

This year saw a Nobel Peace Prize for the Colombian president and two peace agreements with Marxist rebels. Yet an end to the fighting is still a ways off in…

Colombia Has a New Peace Deal, But Challenges Remain

COLOMBIA / 14 NOV 2016

Forty days after Colombia rejected a peace agreement between the government and FARC rebels, a second deal has been signed with 56 amendments, getting the peace process back on track.

Colombia's 'No' Vote Leaves FARC in Dangerous Limbo

COLOMBIA / 3 OCT 2016

At the very least, the October 2 "No" vote in the plebiscite on Colombia's peace accord opens the process between the government and the region's oldest insurgency to a…

What Does Colombia Peace Deal Mean for Cocaine Trade?

COCAINE / 25 AUG 2016

A peace agreement between Colombia's government and the country’s largest rebel army has been reached, and while the end of the five-decade old civil war has immense political and social…

Colombia Elites and Organized Crime: 'Don Berna'

AUC / 9 AUG 2016

By the end of 1993, Pablo Escobar was cornered. The cocaine king -- known as "El Patrón" -- was running out of money and options. His top assassins were either…

The Peace Agreement and Colombia’s Criminal Dynamics

FARC / 24 JUN 2016

The Colombian government and rebels of the FARC laid out their plans for a definitive ceasefire and concentration of guerrilla fighters in an historic event in Havana, Cuba. But nothing…

8 Reasons Why Colombia’s Post-Conflict is Still a Ways Off

COLOMBIA / 23 JUN 2016

The FARC’s pledge to end its war to overthrow the Colombian state is a huge step forward in reducing the country's violence. But an end to the five-decade old civil…

The Nature of the Maras: Douglas Farah - a Rebuttal

MS13 / 1 MAR 2016

As part of our ongoing debate over the nature of Central America's most powerful street gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), we publish a letter from Douglas Farah responding to criticism from…

New President Promises Crackdown on Corruption in Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 JAN 2016

TV comic-turned-politician Jimmy Morales used his inauguration speech to promise a crackdown on corruption, as he laid out to Guatemalans the core goals of his presidency.

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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…