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The Honduran government's anti-gang crackdown risks oversimplifying the causes behind the country's violence.
Bolivia is still not using its radars to combat drug trafficking, nearly seven years after purchasing them for $215 million from French company Thales.
Colombia's biggest gold mine has come under attack from illegal miners. Experts blame the Gaitanistas, Colombia's foremost crime group.
A new report has found that organized crime groups are overwhelmingly to blame for violence in Mexico, and the CJNG plays an oversized role.
The PCC appears to be providing support to illegal miners in the Yanomami territory in Brazil's northern state of Roraima.
A collapse in coca prices means Colombian farmers are struggling to sell their coca crops. The cocaine trade won't be affected, say experts.
President Guillermo Lasso has authorized Ecuador's citizens to possess weapons. But will it reduce insecurity in the country?…
The DEA faces criticisms for a review into its foreign operations following corruption scandals.
Jamaica has convicted an infamous gang leader using recently-amended legislation. But has the change in law reduced gang violence?…
InSight Crime reviews Latin America and the Caribbean's cocaine seizure date from 2022 to find out what it reveals about regional trafficking.
Brazilian authorities are shutting down illegal gold mining on Indigenous lands, yet miners move elsewhere. Legislation aims to stop that.
Passenger buses are the latest means of smuggling contraband goods in Bolivia, where the impact of COVID-19 has seen smuggling grow.
15 SEP 2023
InSight Crime’s work on emerging coca cultivation in Honduras, Guatemala, and Venezuela was cited in the Colombian government’s…
8 SEP 2023
Investigators Victoria Dittmar and María Fernanda Ramírez discussed InSight Crime’s recent investigation of a massacre in Honduras’ only women’s prison in a Twitter Spaces event on…
1 SEP 2023
Leading Mexican media outlet El Universal featured our most recent investigation, “The Geography of Human Trafficking on the US-Mexico Border,” on the front page of its August 30…
25 AUG 2023
This week, Jeremy McDermott, co-director of InSight Crime, was interviewed by La Sexta, a Spanish television channel, about the situation of extreme violence and insecurity in Ecuador…
18 AUG 2023
Non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch relied on InSight Crime's coverage this week, citing six articles and one of our criminal profiles in its latest report on the humanitarian…