Firearms Trafficking in Honduras

22 AUG 2017

Texto para el banner: In Honduras, most homicides are committed using a firearm. This special investigations tracks how those weapons get into the hands of the killers that make this…

The Prison Dilemma in the Americas

14 DEC 2016

This series of case studies and policy reports explores how government policies, mismanagement, neglect and corruption have made the jails in the region powerful incubators of organized crime.

The MS13

14 DEC 2016

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) is the hemisphere's largest, most formidable and increasingly its most sophisticated street gang. This ongoing investigative series tackles its evolution from various perspectives.

Impunity Northern Triangle

14 DEC 2016

In Central America's Northern Triangle, impunity can be won with money, contacts and coercion. And the same rules apply whether you're a high-level government official or a narco “kingpin.”…

Gangs in Honduras

9 DEC 2015

Evo’s Challenge: Bolivia the Drug Hub

13 OCT 2014

As Evo wins another five years in power, he faces the reality that his country is turning into a center for drug trafficking in South America. Can he stop transnational…

50 years of the FARC: War, Drugs and Revolution

26 MAY 2014

The possibility of ending nearly 50 years of civil conflict is in sight. While the vast majority of the Colombian public want to see peace, for themselves and especially for…

The Victory of the Urabeños – The New Face of Colombian Organized Crime

14 MAY 2014

The mad scramble for criminal power in the aftermath of the demobilization of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) is over. The Urabeños, or as they prefer to call…

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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…

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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…