The Organization

Informing US State Department and European Union

1 APR 2022

InSight Crime Co-director McDermott briefed the US State Department and other international players on the presence of Colombian guerrillas in Venezuela and the implication this has for both nations.  McDermott…

Guatemala's Huistas Clan Faces US Sanctions, $10 Million Reward

25 MAR 2022

InSight Crime’s extensive coverage of notorious Guatemala drug group – the Huistas – gained media attention after the United States government sanctioned the organization and offered $10 million…

InSight Crime's In-Depth Coverage of US-Mexico Border Crime Recognized

18 MAR 2022

The once-feared Zetas have left a powerful imprint on Mexico’s underworld. Their ruthlessness and frequent acts of barbarism affected the way cartels fight each other, and authorities, to…

The Complexity of Michoacán

11 MAR 2022

InSight Crime’s continuing coverage of Mexico’s Michoacán state received recognition as the country’s former ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, retweeted our latest article,…

In the News

4 MAR 2022

InSight Crime takes pride in its investigators being go-to sources for media reporting on organized crime. Colombia investigator Javier Lizcano was featured by Colombia’s Cable Noticias, a…

Training Tomorrow’s Investigators

25 FEB 2022

InSight Crime continues to strengthen its collaboration with academic institutions around the region. One of our longest-standing partnerships is with Bogotá-based Universidad del Rosario on the …

MS13 & Co.

18 FEB 2022

Though the mere mention of the MS13 still conjures an image of warring, tattooed gang members, the reality is that the group now functions more like a mafia. This week,…

International Appeal for Homicide Round-Up

11 FEB 2022

Now in its eighth year, InSight Crime’s Homicide Round-Up has become an annual reference point for policymakers and commentators around Latin America and the Caribbean.  Providing a detailed…

Threats to the Netherlands, Citizen Security Challenges in the Caribbean

4 FEB 2022

Co-director Jeremy McDermott continued to highlight InSight Crime’s work to international agencies, giving a talk to some 130 Dutch officials and diplomats on the transnational organized crime threats to the…

The World Trade Center of Cocaine

28 JAN 2022

A week after InSight Crime revealed how the port of Santos in Brazil had become the “world trade center” for cocaine shipments, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), one of…

InSight Crime/American University Tackle How Criminal Networks Operate Across Latin America

21 JAN 2022

InSight Crime, in partnership with American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) in Washington, has completed a ground breaking study on the…

InSight Crime's Readership Trends Up

14 JAN 2022

InSight Crime is happy to report that our readership climbed 20 percent in 2021, reaching more than 3.3 million unique visitors. Each day, at least 11,000 people view …

About InSight Crime


Extensive Coverage of our Chronicles of a Cartel Bodyguard

23 SEP 2022

Our recent investigation, A Cartel Bodyguard in Mexico’s 'Hot Land', has received extensive media coverage.


InSight Crime, American University Host Illegal Fishing Panel

19 SEP 2022

InSight Crime and the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University discussed the findings of a joint investigation on IUU fishing at a September 9 conference.


Impact on the Media Landscape

9 SEP 2022

InSight Crime’s first investigation on the Dominican Republic made an immediate impact on the Dominican media landscape, with major news outlets republishing and reprinting our findings, including in …


InSight Crime Sharpens Its Skills

2 SEP 2022

Last week, the InSight Crime team gathered for our annual retreat in Colombia, where we discussed our vision and strategy for the next 12 months.  During the week, we also learned how to…


Colombia’s Fragile Path to Peace Begins to Take Shape

26 AUG 2022

InSight Crime is charting the progress of President Gustavo Petro’s agenda as he looks to revolutionize Colombia’s security policy, opening dialogue with guerrillas, reforming the military and police, and…