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Residents of Rio, Brazil Flee Amid Growing Violence: Report

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 JUL 2017

Residents of Rio de Janeiro are fleeing as rates of lethal violence are increasing, and citizen-led efforts to help people stay out of the crossfire do not address the…

Mexico Prison Deaths Show Endemic Problems, Criminal Conflicts

MEXICO / 10 JUL 2017

A violent outbreak between rival gangs in a Mexico prison in the embattled state of Guerrero that left dozens of inmates dead reflects the fight for the local criminal…

After Massive Police Op, What's Next in Fight Against Illegal Gold?

GENDER AND CRIME / 7 JUL 2017

In a massive operation, more than 2,000 police officers destroyed dozens of illegal mining camps in the heart of the country's mining area. Still, it's not clear whether this…

Role of Female Gang Members Evolving in Honduras: Report

BARRIO 18 / 7 JUL 2017

Female gang members in Honduras are taking a more active role in criminal activities as gang leaders are transferred into maximum security prisons, a Honduras newspaper reported. If true,…

Insecurity Leads Mexico Convenience Store Chain to Close Stores

EXTORTION / 6 JUL 2017

Mexico's largest convenience store chain says it has been forced to close a number of stores amid growing insecurity and violence, a reflection of the economic impacts of the…

New App Aims to Improve Citizen Security in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BRAZIL / 6 JUL 2017

A new citizen-created security app has been introduced in Rio de Janeiro to help alert citizens about where shootings and crimes are occurring, raising questions about how apps like…

Honduras Kingpin Pleads Guilty, Sets Stage for Damning Revelations

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 JUL 2017

One of Honduras' most notorious drug traffickers has agreed to cooperate with US authorities after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges. His testimony could implicate high-ranking members of Honduras'…

Bloody Battle in Sinaloa, Mexico Reflects Splintering Underworld

EL MAYO / 3 JUL 2017

A confrontation between security forces in Mexico's embattled state of Sinaloa and an armed group left 19 dead and 5 injured, and provided further evidence of a splintering Sinaloa…

Report Underscores Mexico's Flawed Response to Rising Violence

HOMICIDES / 30 JUN 2017

A new report on high-impact crimes in Mexico underscores that violence and insecurity continue to be grave problems, raising further questions about the country's lack of effective strategies to…

Latin America Still Falling Short in Combating Human Trafficking: Report

GENDER AND CRIME / 27 JUN 2017

An annual report on the global state of human trafficking suggests that the majority of Latin American countries still do not fully comply with US standards for combatting the…

Rising Seizures and Consumption in Argentina - the Next Brazil?

ARGENTINA / 27 JUN 2017

Rising cocaine seizures in Argentina coupled with growing concerns about domestic consumption could be signs that the Andean nation may be headed down a similar path as Brazil, although…

US Plays Catch Up With Engagement Strategy in Caribbean

CARIBBEAN / 26 JUN 2017

A new US engagement plan for the Caribbean is a sign that the major drug-consuming nation has started to plug a hole in its security and drug trafficking prevention…

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…

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Exploring Climate Change and Organized Crime

10 SEP 2021

In July, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley moderated a panel for the Climate Reality Project's regional series of workshops for young climate activists in the Americas. The week-long event…

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Gearing Up a New Class of Interns

3 SEP 2021

InSight Crime is readying its newest class of interns – from universities in Europe and the Americas – to begin investigative work on a number of high-impact projects. For the…

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Tracking Environmental Crime in the Amazon

27 AUG 2021

Next week, InSight Crime launches an investigation – conducted with Brazilian think-tank the Igarapé Institute – on the sophisticated organized crime structures and armed groups that…