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Synthetic drug trafficking, migrant smuggling, and flawed institutions could explain a recent spike in violence roiling Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
InSight Crime spoke to journalist Ioan Grillo to better understand gun trafficking into Latin America from the United States.
US officials may designate Mexican crime groups as terrorists, but this mischaracterizes the threat. …
Mexico remains the main international provider of marijuana for the United States, but this has greatly diminished since 2013, forcing…
Mexico's process of criminal fragmentation has been a slow burn. Many of the country's mightiest criminal groups have been unable…
Misconceptions surrounding Mexico's drug trade have long been replicated in popular culture and public discourses.
Vicente Carrillo Leyva, alias "El Ingeniero," was a leader of the Juarez Cartel and was captured in 2009 by Mexican authorities.
Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy," inherited the Juárez Cartel after his brother, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, died in 1997.
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22 SEP 2023
This week InSight Crime investigators Sara García and María Fernanda Ramírez led a discussion of the challenges posed by Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s “Total Peace” plan within urban contexts. The…
15 SEP 2023
InSight Crime’s work on emerging coca cultivation in Honduras, Guatemala, and Venezuela was cited in the Colombian government’s…
8 SEP 2023
Investigators Victoria Dittmar and María Fernanda Ramírez discussed InSight Crime’s recent investigation of a massacre in Honduras’ only women’s prison in a Twitter Spaces event on…
1 SEP 2023
Leading Mexican media outlet El Universal featured our most recent investigation, “The Geography of Human Trafficking on the US-Mexico Border,” on the front page of its August 30…
25 AUG 2023
This week, Jeremy McDermott, co-director of InSight Crime, was interviewed by La Sexta, a Spanish television channel, about the situation of extreme violence and insecurity in Ecuador…
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