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Capture of Hell Troop Leader Could Mean Trouble Brewing in Tamaulipas, Mexico

FENTANYL / 1 DEC 2022

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

COLOMBIA / 24 NOV 2022

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

HOMICIDES / 17 NOV 2022

Hidalgo, Mexico faces a rise in violence connected to a parallel increase in oil theft.

Telegram Becoming Drug Dealing Marketplace of Choice in Argentina

ARGENTINA / 8 NOV 2022

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

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 1 NOV 2022

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

BRAZIL / 7 OCT 2022

Latin America's environmental and land protectors are routinely murdered by the regions criminals.

Mexico Reliant on Army to Fight Crime Despite Human Rights Abuses

AYOTZINAPA / 6 OCT 2022

Mexico's army is being given more public security responsibilities, despite its human rights abuses.

Extortion in Northern Triangle Worth Over $1 Billion Annually: Report

EL SALVADOR / 3 OCT 2022

Extortion in the Northern Triangle is predominantly done from prisons, yet prison populations have been on the rise.

Trinidad and Tobago Struggling to Put Brakes on Rising Homicide Rate

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 SEP 2022

Trinidad and Tobago's homicide rate has past 400 for the year and authorities appear unable to stop it.

Former Paramilitary Hernán Giraldo Charged With Child Sexual Abuse in Colombia

AUC / 9 SEP 2022

Hernán Giraldo, former paramilitary commander of Colombia’s AUC has been charged with sexually abusing minors.

Corumbá: The Beating Heart of Bolivia-Brazil Smuggling

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 SEP 2022

Brazil's border town of Corumbá is a well-known smuggling route from Bolivia. This is unlikely to change soon.

César Peralta, the Best Middleman in the Dominican Republic's Cocaine Trade

COCAINE / 7 SEP 2022

César Peralta, alias "El Abusador," became the most powerful and well-connected drug trafficker in the Dominican Republic.

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Join Us This #GivingTuesday in Exposing Organized Crime

24 NOV 2022

For over twelve years, InSight Crime has contributed to the global dialogue on organized crime and corruption. Our work has provided policymakers, analysts, academics, journalists, and the general public with…

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Like Crime, Our Coverage Knows No Borders

18 NOV 2022

The nature of global organized crime means that while InSight Crime focuses on Latin America, we also follow criminal dynamics worldwide. InSight Crime investigator Alessandro Ford covers the connections between Latin American and European…

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Using Data to Expose Crime

11 NOV 2022

Co-director Jeremy McDermott made a virtual presentation at a conference hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Sixth International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice…

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InSight Crime ON AIR

4 NOV 2022

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley was interviewed for the podcast The Rosenberg Case: A Tale of Murder, Corruption, and Conspiracy in Guatemala, which explores the potential involvement of then president, Álvaro Colom,…