Analysis

"El Grande" of BLO Captured

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities Sunday announced the capture of Sergio Villareal Barragán, alias El Grande, allegedly head of an assassin's network for the Beltran-Leyva DTO.

Clinton: Mexico "like Colombia 20 years ago"

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines Wednesday for making a frank comparison between Mexico's drug war and Colombia's insurgency.

FARC Respond to Commander's Death

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released a public statement in reaction to the death of their top military commander, "Mono Jojoy," who died early Tuesday morning after…

Top FARC Leader 'Mono Jojoy' Dead

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

In what President Juan Manuel Santos called the most important strike ever against the FARC, top military commander Jorge Briceño, alias "Mono Jojoy," died after a military operation Wednesday night.

Blog del Narco: What Next for Beltran-Leyva Cartel?

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 NOV 2010

Days after granting a rare interview, the anonymous author of the Blog del Narco, which publishes uncensored images of Mexico's drug violence, has posted…

El Salvador Implements New Gang Law

EL SALVADOR / 1 NOV 2010

El Salvador's hard-line law against gang activity officially took effect on Sunday, although the Attorney General's Office told La Prensa Grafica the legislation is not yet being enforced due…

Counter-Arms Trafficking Measures Yield Mixed Results

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

Lack of inter-agency cooperation is hindering efforts to stem arms trafficking at the U.S-Mexico border, says a 2009 draft report issued by the Justice Department.

Bolivia: Cocaine Represents Up to 3 pc of GDP

1 NOV 2010

Echoing a statistic published three months ago by the UNODC, Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera said that between 1.5 and 3 percent of the country's total GDP…

Juarez Newspaper Asks for Guidance from Traffickers

EL VICEROY / 1 NOV 2010

The Diario de Juarez published a moving editorial over the weekend entitled "What Do You Want From Us?" concerning the recent death of a staff photographer on…

Network of 'Rastrojos', 'Oficina' Arrested in Cartagena

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Colombian authorities arrested 20 people in 4 different cities in Colombia who formed part of a network that helped send upwards of 700 kilos of cocaine per month to the…

Alleged 'Rastrojos' Throw Grenade, Kill Two

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Suspected members of the Rastrojos criminal gang threw a grenade at a small store in Tumaco, a city along the Pacific Coast known for being a depot and launching pad for…

6 Navy Arrested for Connection to 'Rastrojos'

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Six members of Colombia's navy were arrested on charges of helping the criminal gang known as the Rastrojos, the Associated Press reported. The men were arrested on the…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Oceans Pillaged in Central America and the Caribbean

5 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

THE ORGANIZATION

Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

THE ORGANIZATION

Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

THE ORGANIZATION

Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

1 JUL 2022

Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…