10974 Results

Filter by
BRIEF

Mexican Authorities Capture Alleged Aztecas Leader

JUAREZ CARTEL / 29 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities captured Arturo Gallegos Castrellón, alias "El Farmero," the alleged leader of the Aztecas criminal gang. …

BRIEF

Report: Rio's Fight Against Drug Gangs Continues

BRAZIL / 27 NOV 2010

Brazil's police and military are continuing their crackdown on Rio's powerful organized criminal gangs.

BRIEF

Report: How Rio is Trying to Retake 'Favelas'

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

A recent report by Bandeirantes TV explores how the Brazilian military police are trying to retake the "favelas" in Rio de Janeiro.

BRIEF

Brazil Sends Army Troops into Rio's Slums

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

Brazil sent troops and tanks into poor neighborhoods to help reinforce police units whose battles this week against criminal gangs have left 23 dead, numerous buses and cars destroyed, and…

ANALYSIS

Mexico Sends More Troops to Troubled Border Area

GULF CARTEL / 25 NOV 2010

Mexico has sent more military and police to the Tamaulipas and Nuevo León states along the northeastern border with the US, in an effort to quell the violence caused by…

ANALYSIS

FARC Escalate Attacks In Southern Colombia

COLOMBIA / 24 NOV 2010

At least twelve police officers and soldiers have been killed since Tuesday in attacks by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colomba (FARC). The guerrillas may be launching a renewed offensive…

BRIEF

Brazilian Police Launch Massive Raid of Rio's 'Favelas,' Ten Captured

BRAZIL / 24 NOV 2010

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday launched a massive air and ground operation in a score of shantytown neighborhoods known as "favelas" on the outskirts of the city to…

ANALYSIS

Colombian Kingpin to Reveal Details of Ties with Mexican Cartels

COLOMBIA / 24 NOV 2010

Julio Alberto Lozano, alias "Patricia," accused by Colombian authorities of being one of the hemisphere's most important drug traffickers, has agreed to face charges in the United States.

ANALYSIS

Shining Path Guerrilla Describes Life in the Drug Trade

PERU / 23 NOV 2010

Edgar Mejía Asencio, alias "Izula," an alleged former commander of the Shining Path's Upper Huallaga faction who was arrested October 13, recently spoke with La Republica about his experience with…

BRIEF

Police Arrest Brother of Puerto Rican Kingpin

CARIBBEAN / 23 NOV 2010

Police in Puerto Rico arrested 17 people yesterday accused of ties to the island's most notorious drug trafficker, Jose Figueroa Capsula, alias "Junior Capsula," who was arrested last July. …

BRIEF

Citing Zetas Drug Gang, Guatemalan Interior Minister Calls for More US Assistance

GUATEMALA / 23 NOV 2010

Citing recent clashes between Guatemalan security forces and the Zetas drug trafficking organization, Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal called on the US to provide for more anti-narcotics assistance.  …

BRIEF

Colombian Police Capture Rastrojos Leader with FARC Ties

COLOMBIA / 23 NOV 2010

Colombian National Police on Monday captured Rastrojos leader Hector Eudoro Rivera Erazo, alias "Caballo," in the town of Soacha, just outside of Bogota.

image

Browse by Country

A country-by-country breakdown of the news as well as key criminal groups and players across Latin America and the Caribbean.

VIEW MAP

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Guatemala Social Insecurity Investigation Makes Front Page News

10 DEC 2021

InSight Crime’s latest investigation into a case of corruption within Guatemala's social security agency linked to the deaths of patients with kidney disease made waves in…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela El Dorado Investigation Makes Headlines

3 DEC 2021

InSight Crime's investigation into the trafficking of illegal gold in Venezuela's Amazon region generated impact on both social media and in the press. Besides being republished and mentioned by several…

THE ORGANIZATION

Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

26 NOV 2021

On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

19 NOV 2021

In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

THE ORGANIZATION

Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…