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Capture of Monos’ Young Blood Shows Criminal Lineage of Argentina’s Premier Gang

ARGENTINA / 30 SEP 2022

The capture of a young member of the Cantero family, leaders of the Monos, underlines their persistence in Argentina.

How Peru's Coca Production is Helping the Global Cocaine Boom

COCA / 27 SEP 2022

Increased coca cultivation in Peru provides the raw ingredient cocaine traffickers use when pushing into developing markets like Australia.

Corruption Puts Military Ammunition into the Hands of Paraguay’s Criminals

ELITES AND CRIME / 22 SEP 2022

Corruption and a lack of traceability allow military munitions to flow into the hands of criminals in Paraguay.

Price Differences Keep Peru's Coca Flowing Illegally Into Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 2 SEP 2022

Peru coca prices are low. And that's leading to potential cocaine production in Bolivia.

Does Australia Receive Enough Cocaine To Meet Demand?

COCAINE / 30 AUG 2022

Cocaine in Australia remains difficult to access, with traffickers either selling low-quality or entirely fake doses.

Corrupt Police Play Both Sides in Guanajuato, Mexico

HOMICIDES / 29 AUG 2022

Police in Guanajuato, Mexico, are accused of being in the pocket of the Jalisco Cartel. But do they have a choice?…

Haiti's Gangs Engage in Campaigns of Mass Sexual Violence

G9 / 23 AUG 2022

Haitian gangs, G9 and G-PEP, have been accused of raping dozens of women in conflict-ridden neighborhoods of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Deadly Bomb Attack Deepens Ecuador's Struggle with Gangs

ECUADOR / 16 AUG 2022

Gang warfare is pushing violence in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where a bomb attack claimed five lives.

How COVID-19 Reshaped Cocaine and Marijuana Trafficking in Brazil 

BRAZIL / 1 AUG 2022

Brazil’s cocaine and marijuana markets were affected very differently by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indigenous Communities Employing Drones to Monitor Amazon Deforestation

BRAZIL / 26 JUL 2022

Indigenous communities in Brazil are using drones to fight deforestation and the frequent assaults of loggers on their lands.

G9 vs. G-PEP - The Two Gang Alliances Tearing Haiti Apart

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 JUL 2022

In Haiti, Port-au-Prince’s Cité Soleil has become the latest battleground for two well-armed gang alliances.

Ipê Trees - The Most Expensive Timber in Brazil's Amazon

BRAZIL / 20 JUL 2022

Resilient, rare and incredibly lucrative, ipê trees are the unlucky bellwethers of illegal logging trends in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Extensive Coverage of our Chronicles of a Cartel Bodyguard

23 SEP 2022

Our recent investigation, A Cartel Bodyguard in Mexico’s 'Hot Land', has received extensive media coverage.

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InSight Crime, American University Host Illegal Fishing Panel

19 SEP 2022

InSight Crime and the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University discussed the findings of a joint investigation on IUU fishing at a September 9 conference.

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Impact on the Media Landscape

9 SEP 2022

InSight Crime’s first investigation on the Dominican Republic made an immediate impact on the Dominican media landscape, with major news outlets republishing and reprinting our findings, including in …

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InSight Crime Sharpens Its Skills

2 SEP 2022

Last week, the InSight Crime team gathered for our annual retreat in Colombia, where we discussed our vision and strategy for the next 12 months.  During the week, we also learned how to…

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Colombia’s Fragile Path to Peace Begins to Take Shape

26 AUG 2022

InSight Crime is charting the progress of President Gustavo Petro’s agenda as he looks to revolutionize Colombia’s security policy, opening dialogue with guerrillas, reforming the military and police, and…