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Colombia President Declares End of FARC, But Doubts Persist

COLOMBIA / 23 JUN 2017

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos opted for grandiloquence on June 23 in Paris, France, declaring the end of the Colombian guerrilla group with which his government signed a peace…

US Lacks Evidence Linking Migrant Children to MS13 Crimes

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 23 JUN 2017

Representatives of three US federal law enforcement agencies were unable to offer the Senate Judiciary Committee any conclusive evidence of links (beyond isolated cases) between groups of unaccompanied minors…

Are Crime Groups Increasingly Corrupting Costa Rica Police?

COSTA RICA / 23 JUN 2017

Authorities in Costa Rica have arrested a former high-level police official for allegedly guarding a large cocaine shipment, suggesting that Costa Rican criminals have adopted a strategy seen elsewhere…

Mexico Arrests Knights Templar Leader, Cementing Group's Demise

JALISCO CARTEL / 22 JUN 2017

Authorities in Mexico have arrested one of the last main leaders of the Knights Templar crime group, likely leaving the organization's already debilitated leadership in further disarray and raising…

CentAm Gangs Selling Drug Trafficking Services on Dark Web: UN Official

COCA / 20 JUN 2017

A UN official stated that Central American gangs are strengthening their ties with transnational drug trafficking groups, in some cases using the dark web, raising questions about the potentially…

Mexico Authorities Misusing Surveillance Tech to Spy on Political Opponents: Reports

MEXICO / 19 JUN 2017

Authorities in Mexico are reportedly misusing surveillance technology to spy on activists and critics of the government, raising questions about the effectiveness of laws and oversight mechanisms surrounding the…

Mexico Marines to Regain Control of Country's Ports

MEXICO / 17 JUN 2017

Mexico's Marines will regain control of the country's 103 ports on June 17, after a hiatus of 41 years. The move is a worrying sign that ports are out…

Trump's Cuba U-Turn Could Impact Anti-Narcotic Efforts

CUBA / 16 JUN 2017

US President Donald Trump's partial reversal of a move by the Obama administration to increase US-Cuba ties is provoking growing concern among Cuban officials about the possible implications for…

Mexico Vigilantes Use Gruesome Facebook Video to Promote Their Cause

MEXICO / 14 JUN 2017

A self-defense group in Mexico has turned to social media to boast about its members' efforts to take justice into their own hands, a reminder of the complex role…

Report Highlights Rising Violence in Northern Brazil

BRAZIL / 13 JUN 2017

A new report analyzing nationwide trends in violence in Brazil concludes that a number of geographic and socioeconomic factors are contributing to shifting homicide dynamics in Latin America's biggest…

Corruption Is the 'Operating System' in Honduras: Report

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 JUN 2017

A new report suggests that corruption in Honduras is not simply the product of malfeasance by individual actors, but rather comprises an institutionalized system that serves to benefit a…

Ten Countries With Highest Child Homicide Rates All in LatAm: Report

HOMICIDES / 6 JUN 2017

A new report from an international non-governmental organization says that the 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates are all in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting how…

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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…