All About Human Smuggling

ARGENTINA / 4 FEB 2013

At least 50 Chinese people have been smuggled through Uruguay in the last two years, perhaps signalling the country's growing importance as a human trafficking hub to move people…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 9 JAN 2013

Nearly 900 officials in Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) were sanctioned over the last seven years, pointing to an endemically high level of corruption that is instrumental in…

ARGENTINA / 19 DEC 2012

Authorities have broken up a human trafficking ring allegedly dedicated to moving Chinese and Dominicans from Uruguay to Argentina for forced labor, reinforcing Argentina's growing reputation as a regional human…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 24 NOV 2012

According to Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) — the only Mexican government entity that has released data on kidnappings of migrants — 9,758 migrants were kidnapped in 33…

EL SALVADOR / 24 NOV 2012

The development of criminal organizations in Central America has been different than in Mexico. The largest organizations trace their roots to the 1980s, when much of the region was engulfed…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 24 NOV 2012

Mexico and Central America have emerged as one of the most dangerous areas on the planet outside of active war zones. The region is currently confronting unprecedented security challenges from…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 9 OCT 2012

Mexican authorities claim to have captured the Zetas boss behind a 2010 massacre of 72 Central American migrants -- the second time they have claimed to have found…

EL SALVADOR / 13 APR 2012

El Salvador has announced the arrest of an alleged migrant smuggler who is accused of handing over a group of migrants who were murdered by the Zetas drug gang in…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 3 JAN 2012

Despite the popularity of calls to build a fence along the entire U.S. southern border, some border officials claim that the existing barriers have not been effective at preventing migrants…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 2 DEC 2011

The number of bodies dug up from hidden graves in Mexico has been rising steadily over the past four years, according to the country's main human rights watchdog group, with…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 1 DEC 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol has arrested eight men in connection with a migrant smuggling ring that guided its clients over the California-Mexico border using cell phones, instead of escorting…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 16 NOV 2011

As smugglers' tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico grow increasingly common, Washington is pouring resources into the search for a high-tech solution to the problem, when old-fashioned investigative work might…

About InSight Crime

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InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

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InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.