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Ex-governor Killed in Mexico

MEXICO / 22 NOV 2010

Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, the former governor of the western state of Colima, was assassinated Sunday. …

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Domestic Cannabis Cultivation - US Govt Assessment 2009

22 NOV 2010

The debate over legalizing marijuana surged in 2010. Here are the estimates of domestic marijuana production. “Domestic Cannabis Cultivation Assessment 2009 United States National Drug Intelligence Center.

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'National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2010,' U.S. Department of Justice

METHAMPHETAMINE / 22 NOV 2010

In June The New York Times obtained a leaked U.S. government report on methamphetamine production as well as patterns of its use and price in the United States, that the U.S.

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Mapping Conflict Dynamics in Guajira, Colombia

COLOMBIA / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production and processing point for…

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InSight Map: La Guajira - Dynamics of the Conflict

COLOMBIA / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production and processing point for…

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How 'Mano Dura' is Strengthening Gangs

BARRIO 18 / 22 NOV 2010

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern Triangle: 36,000 in Honduras, 10,500 in…

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La Guajira: Dynamics of the Conflict

AUC / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira, the oft-forgotten, arid northeast corner of Colombia is one of Colombia’s most contentious and provides a window into the complexity of the current battles underway between organized criminal…

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Central America's 'Transportistas'

LEONES / 22 NOV 2010

The U.S. Government estimates that 90 percent of the illicit drugs entering its borders passes through the Central American Isthmus and Mexico. Of this, close to half goes through Central…

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Santos: FARC Commander 'Ramirez' "Apparently" Dead

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2010

Colombian President Manuel Santos said that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," a top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is "apparently" dead after the Colombian military…

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Colombian DAS Agents Implicated in Human Trafficking Network

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2010

Two agents of Colombia’s intelligence service (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, or DAS) stationed in the Valle de Cauca department were dismissed this week after an investigation revealed their involvement in…

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Bolivia and Paraguay Sign Drug Trafficking Treaty

BOLIVIA / 19 NOV 2010

Both the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense for Bolivia and Paraguay signed a bilateral agreement yesterday during the fourth session of the "Two-Plus-Two Dialogue," a summit on smuggling, drug…

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Zeta Leader 'El Arabe' Killed in Tabasco

MEXICO / 19 NOV 2010

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office reported the death of of the head of operations for the drug trafficking organization known as the Zetas in the state of Tabasco, according to…

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InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

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8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

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Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

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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.

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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…