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MERIDA INITIATIVE / 30 MAY 2011

Refugees fleeing towns to escape the fighting, corpses strewn on the road after a battle between rival groups, and combat involving tanks, high-caliber guns, and anti-aircraft missiles -- the events…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 MAY 2011

A huge rise in gun seizures in Mexico, which have gone up 16-fold over the last four years, indicates the failure of customs authorities to stop weapons entering the country…

DRUG POLICY / 18 MAY 2011

In his political rhetoric, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega makes no secret of his often hostile views towards U.S. foreign policy. The irony is that Nicaragua may be among the U.S.'s…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 10 MAY 2011

The Tucson Border Patrol said they have discovered a smuggling tunnel, equipped with ventiliation and electricity, at the border between Mexico and Arizona.

DRUG POLICY / 2 MAY 2011

The death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan reminds us that the U.S.’s priority in the fight against criminal groups is to capture or kill their leaders. But is the…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 29 APR 2011

On April 29 the Mexican Senate approved an anti-money laundering bill, reports OEM. The law will set penalties of up to 16 years for people and organizations that…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 26 APR 2011

U.S. anti-drug officials often claim that government policies have limited the supply of cocaine in the country and caused the street price of the drug to rise. However, long-term price…

INFOGRAPHICS / 19 APR 2011

The Mexican government has announced that since 2000, 470 federal forces have been killed in fighting against organized crime, with 84 percent of that number coming during the presidency of…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 19 APR 2011

According to the Mexican Attorney General's Office, there are currently more than 500 U.S. personnel operating in Mexico, up from 60 U.S. agents in 2005, reports Juarez-based newspaper…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 17 MAR 2011

Reactions to recent reports that United States drones are now flying over Mexican territory were mixed this week, as Mexican lawmakers try to determine exactly how much U.S. presence they…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 3 MAR 2011

With Mexico’s drug violence breaking records, a number of United States-based security companies are expanding operations in the country. Although many of these firms are highly involved in counter-narcotics efforts there,…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 2 MAR 2011

David A. Shirk, the director of the Trans-Border Institute and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego, has a new report examining the dynamics…

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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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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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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…

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Coverage of Fallen Paraguay Prosecutor Makes Headlines

20 MAY 2022

The murder of leading anti-crime prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, while on honeymoon in Colombia, has drawn attention to the evolution of organized crime in Paraguay. While 17 people have been arrested…