InDepth

Deeper, ongoing coverage and investigations of the most important organized crime trends and subjects.

US/Mexico Border

A range of criminal economies thrive along the US-Mexico border, as organized crime groups regularly ferry drugs, weapons and people…

Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are created from man-made chemicals instead of natural ingredients. They include opioids such as fentanyl, as well as…

Environmental Crime

Environmental crime encompasses a spectrum of illicit activities, including illegal wood, wildlife trafficking, illegal mining and land grabbing.

Tri-Borders

Tri-Border Areas: Two infamous regions in Central America and the Southern Cone, where countries, criminal actors and economies all intersect.

Extortion

Extortion plagues much of Latin America. The pernicious crime plays out in many ways, and citizens suffer.

Gangs

Understanding the intricacies of the most complex criminal groups.

Elites and Organized Crime

How elites corrupt and criminalize the political, economic and social spheres of life.

NarcoCulture

From the bizarre rituals to the colorful characters, the best books and the worst fashion.

Prisons

Painting the picture of the least understood, and potentially most potent, part of the criminal underworld.

Homicides

An exploration into what drives and what prevents homicides.

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

THE ORGANIZATION

Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…

THE ORGANIZATION

Exploring Climate Change and Organized Crime

10 SEP 2021

In July, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley moderated a panel for the Climate Reality Project's regional series of workshops for young climate activists in the Americas. The week-long event…

THE ORGANIZATION

Gearing Up a New Class of Interns

3 SEP 2021

InSight Crime is readying its newest class of interns – from universities in Europe and the Americas – to begin investigative work on a number of high-impact projects. For the…

THE ORGANIZATION

Tracking Environmental Crime in the Amazon

27 AUG 2021

Next week, InSight Crime launches an investigation – conducted with Brazilian think-tank the Igarapé Institute – on the sophisticated organized crime structures and armed groups that…

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