Mike LaSusa

Weekly InSight: Mauricio López Bonilla, From Guatemala's Top Cop to US Most Wanted

CIACS / 29 JUN 2017

In our June 29 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed the case of former Guatemala Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla, who is…

Weekly InSight: Brazil Elites and Organized Crime, Systemic Corruption or Mafia State?

BRAZIL / 22 JUN 2017

In our June 22 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Matthew Taylor, an associate professor at American University, about recent developments in a massive, unfolding corruption scandal…

Weekly InSight: What the DEA Can Learn From the Honduras Debacle

HONDURAS / 9 JUN 2017

In our June 8 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Mattathias Schwartz, a national security reporter for The Intercept, about a series of deadly raids that took…

How Trump’s Environmental Policy Undermines LatAm Security

BRAZIL / 2 JUN 2017

US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a global agreement to fight climate change hinders efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, which have compounded…

What the DEA Can Learn From the Honduras Debacle

HONDURAS / 29 MAY 2017

A new US government report documents a series of missteps related to several deadly anti-drug actions in 2012 involving US law enforcement in Honduras, a strong reminder of the need…

Weekly InSight: Can Mexico Protect Its Press From Violence and Corruption?

HUMAN RIGHTS / 19 MAY 2017

In our May 18 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Jan-Albert Hootsen, the Mexico correspondent for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the recent murder of a…

Weekly InSight: The Trump Card, How US Policy Shifts Could Impact LatAm Security

EL SALVADOR / 12 MAY 2017

In our May 11 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's coverage of shifting US policies toward Latin America, and…

Brazil's UPP Struggles as Criminal Titans Continue Fight

BRAZIL / 5 MAY 2017

A new report on crime statistics in Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro shows deteriorating violence indicators over a period of several years, raising continued questions about the extent to…

Mexico Narco Messages Reflect Weakness of State Institutions: Study

MEXICO / 1 MAY 2017

Leaving narco messages in instances when a victim is killed in a bloodthirsty manner is a strategy employed by criminal groups to gain "respect" and "build a reputation among their…

Weekly InSight: The Dominican Republic, the Caribbean's Cocaine Bridge

CARIBBEAN / 27 APR 2017

In our April 27 Facebook Live session, Co-director Jeremy McDermott spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about InSight Crime's research and reporting on the Dominican Republic's growing role in the…

Weekly InSight: Debunking the Trump Administration's Alternative Facts About MS13

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 21 APR 2017

In our April 20 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley spoke with Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos about the recent rhetorical offensive launched against the MS13 by the administration of…

7 Things the Trump Administration Gets Wrong About MS13

MS13 / 19 APR 2017

US President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a rhetorical campaign this week against the MS13, one of the most violent gangs in Central America. But the verbal…

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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…