Brief

Renewed La Línea Investigations Further Implicate Guatemala Officials

ELITES AND CRIME / 14 AUG 2020

Anti-impunity prosecutors in Guatemala have presented an investigation into one of the country’s most notorious customs fraud networks, showing that even some five years after the La Línea case started,…

Source of Cash-Filled Trucks Confounds Argentina Officials

ARGENTINA / 12 AUG 2020

A series of trucks smuggling large amounts of cash of unknown origin have been intercepted along Argentina's northern border, leading to suspicions that coronavirus-related restrictions on the movement of goods…

Drug Ring Exposes Massive Money Laundering in Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN / 11 AUG 2020

The dismantling of one of the Dominican Republic's largest drug trafficking rings has revealed that the Caribbean nation serves not only as a cocaine transshipment point but also a money…

Will Convicted Drug Money Launderer Run for President in Honduras?

CACHIROS / 7 AUG 2020

A powerful business tycoon jailed in the United States for laundering drug money may soon be a presidential candidate in Honduras following his release this month, underscoring just how much…

Honduras Buries Pandora Case Along With its Anti-Corruption Fight

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 AUG 2020

A Honduras court has ended the prosecution of nearly two dozen people -- including government officials -- accused in the Pandora case, a vast corruption scheme that saw $12 million in…

Argentina Casino Shutdown Allowing Illegal Gambling Rings to Thrive

ARGENTINA / 3 AUG 2020

Authorities in Argentina have implicated local police and prosecutors in an illegal gambling and extortion ring linked to the infamous Los Monos crime group, underscoring how the coronavirus pandemic has…

Colombia VP Drops Criminal Complaint Against InSight Crime

COLOMBIA / 29 JUL 2020

Colombia’s Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez has withdrawn a criminal complaint alleging InSight Crime Co-director Jeremy McDermott defamed her character in a series about a drug trafficker.

Colombia’s Former FARC Fighters Abandon Reincorporation Camps

COLOMBIA / 27 JUL 2020

The relocation of entire communities of former FARC fighters and their families is becoming commonplace in Colombia, highlighting the government’s inability to protect them from continued criminal threats across the…

Nicaragua Police Seizing Record Drug Money While Cocaine Seizures Fall

NICARAGUA / 20 JUL 2020

Nicaragua’s National Police is seizing large amounts of drug money while confiscating less cocaine compared to years past, calling into question how the struggling force is finding the money and…

New Revelations Confirm Impunity for Colorado Party Members in Paraguay

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 JUL 2020

A list of assets belonging to officials in Paraguay has drawn attention to the wealth of a handful of high-profile politicians, who have previously been allegedly tied to drug trafficking…

Libyan Militia Leader Ideal Client for Venezuela’s Gold-for-Dollars Deals

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 JUL 2020

A Libyan militia leader allegedly trading US dollars for Venezuelan gold adds to mounting evidence that President Nicolás Maduro now welcomes all buyers in his effort to sell off the…

MS13 in Honduras Gets Creative With Video Surveillance

HONDURAS / 13 JUL 2020

An MS13 cell wired several Honduran neighborhoods on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula with surveillance cameras -- an inventive use of technology to perform an age-old gang function.

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

BRIEF

InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…