Mike LaSusa

Weekly InSight: Death Squads in El Salvador, Rogue Agents or State Policy?

DRUG POLICY / 31 AUG 2017

In our August 31 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about recent reports of alleged death squad activity involving El Salvador police.

Honduras Police Respond to InSight Crime Firearms Trafficking Investigation

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 31 AUG 2017

As congress debates new legislation regarding firearms, authorities in Honduras have publicly responded to the recent publication of an InSight Crime investigation on firearms trafficking in the country, outlining some…

Weekly InSight: Special Investigation on Firearms Trafficking in Honduras

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 AUG 2017

In our August 24 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's new special investigation on firearms trafficking in Honduras.

Six Colombian Cities Lead the Way in Using Big Data to Stop Crime

COLOMBIA / 21 AUG 2017

Crime and violence have been around for centuries, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and around the world. But our understanding of why people commit crimes and why they commit…

Weekly InSight: El Salvador's Gang Truce on Trial

EL SALVADOR / 17 AUG 2017

In our August 17 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about a trial related to El Salvador's controversial gang truce that has…

Weekly InSight: Narco-Terrorism in Latin America, How Real Is the Threat?

ELN / 10 AUG 2017

In our August 10 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Simon Fraser University Research Associate Benoît Gomis about the myths and realities of the threat…

Weekly InSight: Drugs and Security, Latin America's Lessons for the World

BRAZIL / 3 AUG 2017

In our August 3 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown about the lessons Latin America has learned in its decades-long fight…

Son of Captured Sinaloa Cartel Leader Surrenders to US

MEXICO / 31 JUL 2017

One of the leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has turned himself in to US authorities in what could be the latest sign of fragmentation in the group's upper…

Weekly InSight: Mexico Organized Crime in Film and TV, Fact vs. Fiction

MEXICO / 27 JUL 2017

In our July 27 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Gerardo Reyes, the vice president of the investigative unit at Univision, about film and television portrayals of…

DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 JUL 2017

A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA agents posing as members of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group, raising questions…

Why Police Reforms Rarely Succeed: Lessons From Latin America

ARGENTINA / 25 JUL 2017

As discussions about police reform abound throughout the Americas, Yanilda González, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, examines the implications of Latin America's experience with…

Buried Truth: A Look at Mass Graves in Mexico

HUMAN RIGHTS / 30 JUN 2017

The problem of forced disappearances and mass graves in Mexico is greater than what the state claims. Reports regarding the location of clandestine graves are increasingly common, yet they aren't…

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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…