Jamaica Success in Gang Case but Violence Continues
Jamaica has convicted an infamous gang leader using recently-amended legislation. But has the change in law reduced gang violence?…
InSight Crime’s Cocaine Seizure Round-Up 2022
InSight Crime reviews Latin America and the Caribbean's cocaine seizure date from 2022 to find out what it reveals about regional trafficking.
Brazil Targets Illegal Gold Miners With Force and Legislation
Brazilian authorities are shutting down illegal gold mining on Indigenous lands, yet miners move elsewhere. Legislation aims to stop that.
Bolivia Passenger Buses Carry Contraband Rather Than People
Passenger buses are the latest means of smuggling contraband goods in Bolivia, where the impact of COVID-19 has seen smuggling grow.
Southern Mexico Extortion Suggests Migration of Central American Gangs
While thousands of gang members have been arrested in El Salvador, some may have moved their activities to Mexico.
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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…