Mike LaSusa

Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

COLOMBIA / 7 DEC 2017

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation between the Comuneros del Sur faction…

New US Opioid Measures Undermined by Lack of Funding, Personnel

DRUG POLICY / 5 DEC 2017

New measures to fight the US opioid crisis demonstrate the White House’s interest in using the issue as a political cudgel, rather than attacking its roots.

Takedown in Paraguay Highlights Struggle Against Aerial Trafficking

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2017

An international operation led to the disruption of an alleged trafficking network that authorities say managed drug flights from Paraguay to other South American countries, underscoring continuing difficulties in combating…

Argentina Soccer Crime Case Shows Evolution of Hooligan Groups

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2017

A new round of arrests and charges in an unfolding racketeering case in Argentina involving a criminalized soccer fan club, or "barra brava," points to these groups' growing sophistication and…

Weekly InSight: Honduras Electoral Chaos and Organized Crime

HONDURAS / 30 NOV 2017

In our November 30 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about the potential crime and security impacts of a hotly contested election…

Weekly InSight: Sean Penn, Kate del Castillo and the Hunt for El Chapo

EL CHAPO / 9 NOV 2017

In our November 9 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley spoke with senior editor Mike LaSusa about our recent article examining questions surrounding Sean Penn and Kate del…

Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

BARRIO 18 / 2 NOV 2017

In our November 2 Facebook Live session, senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation of the criminal ties of José…

A Honduras Political Clan and Its Criminal Fiefdom

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 OCT 2017

It was around midnight that police in a rural area of the northern department of Olancho first heard the distinctive buzz of a low-flying aircraft. Night duty officers in three…

What Three New Books on the Zetas Tell Us About the Legendary Crime Group

MEXICO / 12 OCT 2017

No criminal organization illustrates the life-and-death struggle that has embroiled Mexico over the past decade better than the Zetas. Three new books offer a look back at the group's violent…

Weekly InSight: Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’ - The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 OCT 2017

In our October 11 Facebook Live session, co-director Steven Dudley and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation of the complicated criminal ties of the mayor of…

Brazil Senate Vote Could Shield Soldiers Charged With Abuses

BRAZIL / 11 OCT 2017

Brazil's Senate approved a controversial measure that would transfer jurisdiction for alleged crimes committed by members of the armed forces to the military itself, a controversial move that has been…

Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’: The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 OCT 2017

The atmosphere was light, almost jovial, as Ipala's Mayor Esduin Javier turned to the next item on the agenda. The issue was what the people at the municipality's monthly town…

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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…