Seth Robbins

Colombia Sees Booming Market for Synthetic Drugs at Home and Abroad

COLOMBIA / 3 DEC 2018

Colombia authorities have dismantled a network of traffickers who hid the synthetic drug ketamine inside superhero figurines on their way to the United States, China and other countries.

A Legacy of Turmoil: Peña Nieto's Tenure in Mexico

AYOTZINAPA / 27 NOV 2018

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto ends his six-year term amid a rising body count, allegations of cover-ups, and having failed his nation on a variety of key issues, particularly security.

Police Along Venezuela Border Consolidate as Criminal Structures

SECURITY POLICY / 23 NOV 2018

Two sweeping investigations into police units serving along Venezuela’s border were ordered after the arrest of 15 officers, several of whom are accused of participating in drug trafficking and a…

Arming Mexico Oil Company Staff is Risky Business

JALISCO CARTEL / 20 NOV 2018

Mexico’s state-owned oil company has begun training and arming its security staff, a risky decision that could backfire.

Migrant Caravan in Mexico Changes Course, but Dangers Still Lurk

KIDNAPPING / 13 NOV 2018

A caravan of Central American migrants traveling to the United States has changed its intended route to avoid the Texas-Mexico border — a move that shows even such a large…

Marijuana Seizures Plummet in US and Mexico. Will Illegal Profits Follow?

CONTRABAND / 9 NOV 2018

Authorities on both sides of the US-Mexico border have seized far less marijuana in recent years — a sign that the spread of legal forms of the drug within the…

Venezuela Mega-Gang Leader Seen Partying, Symbol of State Abandonment

MEGABANDAS / 5 NOV 2018

A short cellphone video of a "mega-gang" leader in Venezuela shows him relaxed, partying and seemingly thumbing his nose at the government.

3 Crime Factors Driving Northern Triangle Migrants Out

EL SALVADOR / 30 OCT 2018

What causes thousands of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to march through Mexico in a caravan toward the United States? Here are three interlocking criminal factors.

Cause of Juárez Homicide Dip? Same as Homicide Jump

HOMICIDES / 24 OCT 2018

A truce among rival criminal gangs is said to be behind a sudden dip in homicides in Juárez, though the northern Mexico border city is still on path for its…

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Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

26 NOV 2021

On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

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InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

19 NOV 2021

In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…

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Backing Investigative Journalism Around the Globe

5 NOV 2021

InSight Crime was a proud supporter of this year's Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which took place November 1 through November 5 and convened nearly 2,000 journalists…

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Tracking Dirty Money and Tren de Aragua

29 OCT 2021

InSight Crime was delighted to support investigative reporting in the Americas through a workshop with our friends at Connectas, a non-profit journalism initiative that facilitates collaboration…