All About Police Reform

CACHIROS / 12 SEP 2018

Revelations from a US judicial case linked to the Cachiros saga shed light on the key support that colluding security forces provided to the once-powerful Honduran drug trafficking organization, and…

MEXICO / 28 AUG 2018

Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has used his transition period before taking office in December to launch a series of proposals to reform the nation’s security agencies. But the…

MEXICO / 27 AUG 2018

Authorities disarmed and relieved of their duties an entire municipal police force in central Mexico amid suspicions of corruption and ties to organized crime, underscoring how rampant corruption often leaves…

ARGENTINA / 4 JUN 2018

A spike in homicide rates in Rosario, Argentina, and an attack on the home of a judge who sentenced top leaders from a powerful gang has undermined the country’s security…

BRAZIL / 27 MAR 2018

A new report says that a lack of regulation of private security companies in Latin America is having negative impacts on security and at times facilitates criminal activities, underscoring how…

BRAZIL / 20 FEB 2018

Several top officials in Brazil have floated the idea of expanding the use of federal military operations to combat crime throughout the country, suggesting the government is seeking to institutionalize…

EL SALVADOR / 19 FEB 2018

Two months after a scandal over the abduction of a police officer by members of her own elite unit, El Salvador's national police announced the unit’s replacement with another specialized…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 FEB 2018

A commission in charge of cleaning up Honduras’ police is fighting to clear its name after an explosive report by the AP revealed the alleged relationship between drug trafficking and…

HONDURAS / 26 JAN 2018

New corruption and impunity allegations emerging on the eve of the inauguration of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández have cast doubt over his supposed security successes and set a deeply…

BRAZIL / 22 JAN 2018

Rio De Janeiro’s Police Pacification Units (UPPs), already suffering from crippling budget cuts and broken public confidence, are refusing to respond to calls from areas considered to be of “high…

HONDURAS / 16 NOV 2017

An upcoming election in Honduras has called into question the future of a reform commission that has taken important steps toward cleaning up the country's police force.

CHILE / 16 OCT 2017

In Ecuador and Chile, two of Latin America's most trusted police institutions have been hit by recent corruption scandals, a reminder that even the most highly-regarded security forces in…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

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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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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 

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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…