All About Homicides

COSTA RICA / 16 AUG 2018

Costa Rica’s recently-elected President Carlos Alvarado Quesada has officially hit 100 days in office. But his government is still struggling to stall worsening violence that is being driven by local…

BRAZIL / 13 AUG 2018

Brazil broke its own homicide record in 2017, according to a new report, as killings rose to unprecedented levels due to more violence related to organized crime and the implementation…

DRUG POLICY / 6 AUG 2018

After a spate of homicides in Uruguay, there is growing concern that violence is connected to organized crime groups, an assessment that could be premature and lead to an ineffective policy…

HOMICIDES / 26 JUL 2018

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how shifting criminal dynamics continue…

BRAZIL / 24 JUL 2018

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime dynamics put environmental activists…

HOMICIDES / 16 JUL 2018

Innocent civilians continue to be killed in Nicaragua as political unrest spreads across the country and spirals out of control, leaving no doubt about who is responsible for the bloodshed.

EL SALVADOR / 8 JUN 2018

A new report has again ranked Latin America and the Caribbean as the least secure region in the world for the ninth straight year in a row, underscoring the complexity…

ARGENTINA / 30 MAY 2018

The myriad strategies used to combat organized crime need government officials to implement them and “sell” them to the public, and Argentina Security Minister Patricia Bullrich is undoubtedly an expert…

COLECTIVOS / 16 MAY 2018

There is no universally accepted definition of what constitutes a "mafia state." Here are seven arguments as to why we think Venezuela qualifies and what the implications are of this…

HOMICIDES / 10 MAY 2018

In our May 10 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón discussed the challenging environment in Mexico as the country prepares for July 1 elections.

HOMICIDES / 3 MAY 2018

On May 15, 2017, Javier Valdez Cárdenas was walking towards his car in his hometown of Culiacán in the Pacific state of Sinaloa when gunmen pulled up beside him, ordered…

HOMICIDES / 23 APR 2018

Mexico's voters eager for practical solutions to tackle the country's record-high homicide rate and the increasingly complex criminal dynamics were left waiting in vain as presidential candidates taking part in the…

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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…

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Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

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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…

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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…

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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…