Gender and Crime

InSight Crime analyses how power relationships shape hierarchies and norms both inside and outside of criminal organizations, and looks at…

Juan Orlando Hernández 

A major trial awaits former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in the United States, where he faces federal drug trafficking…

GameChangers 2021

In its annual GameChangers series, InSight Crime looks at the room for maneuver organized crime now has, as gangs threaten…

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.

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

1 JUL 2022

Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

24 JUN 2022

Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma  In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in…

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