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Fentanyl Seizures Explode Across United States

FENTANYL / 14 APR 2021

Seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl by customs agents in the United States have skyrocketed nationwide, underscoring potential shifts in drug markets amid the country’s ongoing opioid crisis.

Jamaica Bets on Security Overhaul to Stem Bloodshed, Improve Anti-Crime Fight

JAMAICA / 1 APR 2021

After recording the highest murder rate in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020, Jamaica is already seeing an uptick in violence this year, with an average of more than…

Shining Path Commander’s Death Strikes Blow to Peru Rebel Group

COCAINE / 31 MAR 2021

Military officials in Peru have announced the death of a top Shining Path commander more than five months after an operation in which they claim he was injured in a…

Uncertainty for Honduras President After Brother's Life Sentence

CACHIROS / 31 MAR 2021

A judge in the United States sentenced the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández to life in prison for drug trafficking, closing one case but increasing tensions between the…

Disgruntled Police Sowing Further Unrest in Haiti

HAITI / 26 MAR 2021

Officials in Haiti are calling on authorities to break up a group of disaffected, violent police officers that has in recent weeks created chaos in the capital city of Port-au-Prince,…

Honduras President’s Alleged Role in Drug Conspiracy Comes Into Focus

CACHIROS / 23 MAR 2021

Usually loath to name sitting presidents in criminal cases, prosecutors in the United States have made an exception for Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, painting a clear picture of him…

LatAm Crime Groups Set Sights on Europe’s Bustling Cocaine Market

COCAINE / 2 MAR 2021

With higher profits and lower risks than the United States, Europe has emerged recently as arguably the most important cocaine market in the world.

Emma Coronel Aided ‘El Chapo’ Escape, Sinaloa Cartel Drug Trafficking: US

EL CHAPO / 23 FEB 2021

The indictment of the wife of convicted Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera has revealed her alleged role in the organization, ranging from her husband's messenger to coordinating…

How a US Court Ruling Impacts Gang Member Asylum Claims

EL SALVADOR / 23 FEB 2021

A US federal appeals court has delayed the deportation of a former MS13 member to El Salvador, ruling that his status as a former gang member puts him in a…

Colombia Report Triples Number of Known False Positives Victims

COLOMBIA / 19 FEB 2021

A special tribunal has stated the number of victims connected to Colombia’s false positives scandal is almost three times higher than previously reported, dramatically expanding the scope of one of…

The United States, a Special Operations Unit and a Massacre in Mexico

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 FEB 2021

US authorities at both the federal and state level provided training to members of a Mexican special operations unit with a history of alleged human rights abuses that was recently…

Honduras President Targeted Again in US Criminal Investigation

ELITES AND CRIME / 10 FEB 2021

Federal prosecutors have specified in a recently filed court document that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has been under investigation for connections to drug trafficking, though US authorities have targeted…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.