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Guatemala's President says Business Proposal for Emergency Measures "Positive"

GUATEMALA / 19 NOV 2010

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said a private business group's proposed "states of emergency" in violent and crime-ridden regions of the country was "positive," according to a report in Guatemala's daily …

Colombia, Venezuela to Prepare Joint Anti-Narcotics Treaty

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

Colombia's Defense Minister, Rodrigo Rivera, announced that he would meet on November 19th with the Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Tarek El Aissami, to prepare a joint treaty on drug…

Calderón: Drugs Increasingly Shipped Through Guatemala, Honduras

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that authorities have detected a change in flights carrying cocaine shipments from South America, which are increasingly landing in Honduras instead of Mexico, reported El Salvador's…

Officials Fear Increase in Violence After Gulf Cartel Leader's Death

GULF CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Officials in the Mexican government fear an increase in violence in the northeastern border region, following the death of Gulf cartel leader Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén, alias Tony Tormenta, reported Mexico's…

Veracruz Mayor-Elect Found Dead

GULF CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Authorities found the bodies of a mayor elect and two people who were accompanying him in Oaxaca state just hours after they were abducted from a restaurant by armed men,…

Calderón Critized by Press Association

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

At the annual assembly of the Inter-American Press Association, journalists from all over Latin America released a joint statement condemning Mexican president Felipe Calderón for his…

Bolivian Government Identifies Source of 'Illegal' Coca

BOLIVIA / 12 NOV 2010

The Bolivian government announced on Monday that it has located the six regions in which most of the country’s legally-produced coca is diverted to the illegal drug trade,…

October, Deadliest Month in Juarez in 2010

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

With 350 assassinations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October will go down as the most violent month in 2010 for that embattled city, Mexican daily El Universal reports.

Criminal Groups Flocking to Peru: Report

PERU / 12 NOV 2010

Peru’s cheap and bountiful cocaine supply is attracting criminal groups the world over, and these criminal groups are preparing for a vicious war, according to a report…

9 Police Killed in 'Familia Michoacana' Ambush

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

Gunmen armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles and riding in a convoy that included at least ten SUVs and trucks intercepted 20 state police officers near the…

Former Michoacán Mayor Arrested for Alleged Links to 'Familia'

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

The Mexican military detained José Luis Avalos Rangel, the former mayor of Tzitzio, a town in northern Michoacán, along with four others and accused them of belonging to…

Mexican Authorities Vow to Continue Anti-Drug Policy, Regardless of California Referendum

DRUG POLICY / 11 NOV 2010

Officials in Mexico have announced that they will continue their current counter-narcotic strategy, regardless of the status of California’s Proposition 19, the amendment that would legalize the use…

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Escaping Barrio 18

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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…

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Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

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Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

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InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…