Caborca Cartel Resists Chapitos in Battle for Sonora, Mexico
The Chapitos and the Caborca Cartel are warring over fentanyl and methamphetamine drug routes in Sonora, Mexico.
Iván Mordisco's Reappearance Brings New Challenges to 'Total Peace' in Colombia
Former FARC commander Iván Mordisco has reappeared in Colombia after months of speculation that he had died.
Colombia's President Petro Challenges US Anti-Drug Policy in UN Speech
Colombia's President Gustavo Petro has lambasted decades of US anti-drug policy at the United Nations General Assembly.
ELN and Gaitanistas War Again in Northern Colombia
The ELN and Urabeños are once again battling for control of Bolívar, a northern department of Colombia.
From Catwalk to Court Room - The Fall of a Colombian Fashion Designer
A well-known Colombian fashion designer who sold leather handbags to celebrities will be extradited from Colombia to the United States to stand trial for alleged wildlife trafficking in the very first…
Decimation of Ex-FARC Mafia Leadership May Continue with Death of Iván Márquez
Up to seven commanders belonging to the dissident FARC have been killed in Colombia and Venezuela in the last year. Why?…
Bogotá's Microtrafficking Gangs Fuel Killings and Torture in Post-Pandemic Boom
A reconfiguration of the groups that control micro-trafficking in Colombia’s capital city is responsible for the series of macabre homicides reported in Bogotá over the last six weeks.
Colombian and Mexican Cartels Pick Sides in Ecuador's Drug War
A recent wave of murders in the Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas provides clues to the role of dissident factions of the now-defunct Colombian guerrilla group known as the FARC in…
The Perpetual Cocaine War of Colombia's Putumayo
Once a guerrilla stronghold, the southern Colombia coca-growing department of Putumayo is experiencing a new outbreak of violence among warring ex-FARC factions.
Memory of Murdered President Defended by Haiti Gang Boss
The message was crystal clear: Jimmy Chérizier, Haiti's most powerful gang boss, forcing Prime Minister Ariel Henry to leave a ceremony in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
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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…