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ARGENTINA / 27 FEB 2017

A string of arrests has led Argentina's Security Minister to denounce the links between drug trafficking and local politics in a small town located along the Paragauyan border that serves…

ARGENTINA / 6 FEB 2017

Authorities in Argentina have arrested the leader of a splinter group allegedly responsible for "Mexicanizing" the drug trade in Rosario, the latest indication that the country's underworld is assuming some…

ARGENTINA / 2 FEB 2017

The security minister of Buenos Aires province has indicated that authorities plan to continue an ongoing effort to reform the provincial police, a campaign that has already uncovered widespread corruption…

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2017

New US President Donald Trump has ordered the construction of a border wall to keep out what he has labelled the "drug dealers, criminals and rapists" from Mexico. But while…

ARGENTINA / 9 JAN 2017

Argentina's government is seeking drug law reforms targeting cocaine paste that combine a crackdown on sellers with treatment for users, but officials may find it difficult to strike the proper…

ARGENTINA / 6 JAN 2017

In 2016, governments continued to use militarized approaches to combating organized crime in Latin America, despite mounting evidence of human rights abuses and the limited long-term efficacy of such strategies.

ARGENTINA / 21 DEC 2016

Authorities in Argentina are considering a proposal to establish treatment for drug addiction as an alternative to incarceration for people accused of minor crimes, a model that has shown promise…

ARGENTINA / 19 DEC 2016

Argentine President Mauricio Macri's extensive changes to security policy generated some encouraging initial results during his first year in office, but the experiences of other Latin American nations suggest that…

ARGENTINA / 2 DEC 2016

A high-level migration official and two Chinese nationals were arrested in Argentina as part of an ongoing investigation into the country's largest Chinese mafia, revealing the scope of the group's…

ARGENTINA / 29 NOV 2016

Official data from Argentina's Attorney General's Office indicates that more than a third of money laundering cases since 2013 were linked to drug trafficking, a figure which highlights an important…

ARGENTINA / 25 NOV 2016

Pope Francis has voiced his concern about the evolution of the illegal drug trade in Argentina, once again calling attention to the growing security problems facing his native country. …

ARGENTINA / 18 NOV 2016

Bolivia's interior minister acknowledged at a regional summit that many border crossings remain vulnerable to criminal activities, a reminder of the Andean nation's role as a regional drug hub.

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

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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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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…