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COLOMBIA / 24 MAY 2013

A new report by a Colombian non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in close association with Colombia's Jesuit order asserts that the majority of human rights violations registered in 2012 were…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 23 MAY 2013

In its annual report, Amnesty International criticized Mexico for human rights abuses committed during President Calderon's militarized response to organized crime, a war which left more than 60,000 people dead…

HONDURAS / 16 MAY 2013

A group of indigenous women in Honduras has reported human abuses by drug traffickers to a visiting Interamerican Commission of Human Rights's (IACHR) representative, in an unsual appeal to a…

BRAZIL / 14 MAY 2013

Brazilian authorities rescued almost 3,000 people from conditions of slavery in 2012, as the country continues to strengthen its efforts to tackle the entrenched practice.

BRAZIL / 14 MAY 2013

Footage of Rio de Janeiro police shooting at people from helicopters, then laughing among dead bodies, has drawn condemnation, offering further evidence that extrajudicial killings remain a serious issue…

DISPLACEMENT / 13 MAY 2013

Mexico's government has pledged to focus renewed efforts on supporting the estimated 230,000 victims displaced by the country's violence last year, as international aid agencies await for the green light…

BRAZIL / 2 APR 2013

Eight São Paulo military police have been arrested following the release of video footage showing the murder of two adolescents, in what appears to be an example of the type…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 8 MAR 2013

Skepticism is the mother's milk of Mexican politics, but under pressure from human rights groups and victims’ relatives, the government may at last be ready to search for the more…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 1 MAR 2013

After a slew of reports on Mexico's "disappeared," Mexicans are left to puzzle who the more than 26,000 victims are, and the US government has to question whether the country's…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 27 FEB 2013

The Mexican government is to accept its responsibilities towards children recruited by criminal gangs and other non-state armed actors, reversing a long-standing objection to a United Nations resolution.

COLOMBIA / 25 FEB 2013

Mexico has followed Colombia's footsteps by passing a sweeping law that aims to compensate victims of the country's drug war. Both projects are incredibly ambitious, and may yet heal some…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 13 FEB 2013

There appears to have been a security miracle in Ciudad Juarez, once one of the world's most violent cities.

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

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This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

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InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

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Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…

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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…