Mike LaSusa

Weekly InSight: Is the International Consensus Around Drug Policy Shifting?

DRUG POLICY / 2 MAR 2018

In our March Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed a new United Nations report on global drug control, and how the report's main…

UN Drug Control Board Emphasizes Prevention, Treatment in New Report

DRUG POLICY / 1 MAR 2018

The United Nations agency in charge of monitoring compliance with international drug control agreements released a report urging countries around the world to improve efforts to prevent and treat problematic…

Weekly InSight: Organized Crime Influence in El Salvador Election

BARRIO 18 / 22 FEB 2018

In our February 22 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed the criminal infiltration of El Salvador's politics ahead of legislative and municipal…

Can Anyone Stop Brazil's PCC?

BRAZIL / 20 FEB 2018

Brazil’s biggest gang has expanded across the region. Confronting them head-on might just make the problem worse.

Is Mexico's CJNG Following in the Footsteps of the Zetas?

JALISCO CARTEL / 19 FEB 2018

The alleged abduction and murder of federal agents in Mexico by the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) resembles the type of operation the Zetas were…

After Scandal, El Salvador Police Trade One Elite Unit for Another

EL SALVADOR / 19 FEB 2018

Two months after a scandal over the abduction of a police officer by members of her own elite unit, El Salvador's national police announced the unit’s replacement with another specialized…

'El Salvador Must Break the Cycle of Impunity': UN Rep

BARRIO 18 / 16 FEB 2018

The United Nations has it eyes set on El Salvador. In a period of a few months, four of its top experts visited the country, returning with largely damning assessments…

Weekly InSight: Behind the Scenes of Our Investigation of MS13 in the Americas

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 15 FEB 2018

In our February 15 Facebook Live session, Co-Director Steven Dudley, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa took a behind-the-scenes look at InSight Crime's groundbreaking new investigation…

Argentina Seeks Deeper Security Ties With US Amid Questionable Policy Shift

ARGENTINA / 15 FEB 2018

Argentina is taking new steps to solidify its security relationship with the United States, a move that may be aimed at generating support — both political and material — for…

With Armed Strike in Colombia, ELN's Warmongers Seek Upper Hand

COLOMBIA / 13 FEB 2018

When Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared an “armed strike” on the first anniversary of the official start of its peace negotiations with the government, it was just the latest paradox…

Colombia's ELN Reportedly Distributing Venezuela Government Food on the Border

ELN / 9 FEB 2018

The ELN could be participating in the distribution of Venezuelan government food rations in states along the Colombian border, which may be an attempt by the Colombian rebel group to…

Mexico's Next President Will Face Rising Criminal Violence. Here's How to Tackle It.

HOMICIDES / 9 FEB 2018

Mexico enters the 2018 presidential campaign on the heels of the most violent year in its recent history. But notwithstanding the urgency of the challenge, the candidates have been unable…

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Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

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World Looks to InSight Crime for Mexico Expertise

13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…

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‘Ndrangheta Investigation, Exclusive Interview With Suriname President Make Waves

2 DEC 2022

Two weeks ago, InSight Crime published an investigation into how Italian mafia clan the ‘Ndrangheta built a cocaine trafficking network from South America to ‘Ndrangheta-controlled Italian ports. The investigation generated…