5 Takeaways From US State Department Narcotics Report
The US State Department's annual narcotics report sees coca cultivation spreading, while Colombia remains the top cocaine supplier to the US.
Prescription Pills Laced With Meth, Fentanyl Sold in Northern Mexico Pharmacies: Report
Prescription drugs containing fentanyl and methamphetamine are being sold in northern Mexico, putting unknowing customers at extreme risk.
InSight Crime's 2022 Homicide Round-Up
InSight Crime's 2022 Homicide Round-Up covers more countries than ever before, with a major expansion into nations of the Caribbean.
3 Takeaways From the Return of the Familia Michoacana
Mexico's Familia Michoacana are back in the headlines again. But is it the same cartel as the one that fell apart years ago?…
Human Smugglers Take to the Waves Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast
Increased security on land borders is forcing more migrants to enter Mexico from Guatemala by sea, running the risk of drowning.
State Officials Targeted as CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel Clash in Zacatecas, Mexico
Violence between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel in Zacatecas has now seen judged and police chiefs being targeted.
Capture of Hell Troop Leader Could Mean Trouble Brewing in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Nuevo Laredo was set ablaze following the capture of a Northeast Cartel leader. But what does this mean for the city's criminal dynamics?…
How Organized Crime Profits from Migrant Flow Across Colombia's Darién Gap
Migrants crossing the Darién Gap between Colombia and Panama face extortion, rape, violence, and being forced to carry drugs.
Violence Rising in Hidalgo, Mexico's Oil Theft Center
Hidalgo, Mexico faces a rise in violence connected to a parallel increase in oil theft.
Telegram Becoming Drug Dealing Marketplace of Choice in Argentina
In Argentina, Telegram is becoming the go-to method for finding drugs on the street level as dealers and consumers seek anonymity.
InSight Crime Presents Side Events at UN Organized Crime Conference
InSight Crime presented two events on organized crime at a United Nations conference in Vienna.
Latin America's Massacres of Environmental Defenders Continue with Impunity: Study
Latin America's environmental and land protectors are routinely murdered by the regions criminals.
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Venezuela Coverage Continues to be Highlighted
This week, InSight Crime co-director Jeremy McDermott was the featured guest on the Americas Quarterly podcast, where he provided an expert overview of the changing dynamics…
Venezuela's Organized Crime Top 10 Attracts Attention
Last week, InSight Crime published its ranking of Venezuela’s ten organized crime groups to accompany the launch of the Venezuela Organized Crime Observatory. Read…
InSight Crime on El País Podcast
This week, InSight Crime co-founder, Jeremy McDermott, was among experts featured in an El País podcast on the progress of Colombia’s nascent peace process.
InSight Crime Interviewed by Associated Press
This week, InSight Crime’s Co-director Jeremy McDermott was interviewed by the Associated Press on developments in Haiti as the country continues its prolonged collapse. McDermott’s words were republished around the world,…
Escaping Barrio 18
Last week, InSight Crime published an investigation charting the story of Desafío, a 28-year-old Barrio 18 gang member who is desperate to escape gang life. But there’s one problem: he’s…