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ARGENTINA / 13 JUL 2017

A customs fraud that allegedly allowed a criminal network to steal millions from Argentina's government looks eerily similar to how some of Venezuela's private businesses and corrupt government officials have…

ARGENTINA / 10 JUL 2017

An Argentine security official claims interdiction efforts against fluvial and land-based trafficking have spurred a sharp rise in drug flights. But improved radar coverage and an overall growth in drug…

ARGENTINA / 5 JUL 2017

Argentina's first official report on crime victimization in years represents an initial step toward enhancing transparency around security issues, but it is still too early to tell what is driving…

ARGENTINA / 30 JUN 2017

Argentina's government has revealed national drug consumption data for the first time since 2010 in a report that uses hard statistics to illustrate the country's growing local drug market.

ARGENTINA / 27 JUN 2017

Rising cocaine seizures in Argentina coupled with growing concerns about domestic consumption could be signs that the Andean nation may be headed down a similar path as Brazil, although…

ARGENTINA / 23 JUN 2017

Authorities in Argentina successfully interrupted a major extortion ring in the capital Buenos Aires, in an operation that reveals how longstanding police corruption has contributed to illegal activities in…

ARGENTINA / 21 JUN 2017

Authorities believe that the second-largest cocaine seizure in Argentina's history is linked to a Mexican cartel that exploited an unusual trafficking route, suggesting that Argentina's transshipment role is continuing to…

ARGENTINA / 7 JUN 2017

The arrest in March 2017 of top local officials in the town of Itatí, in Argentina's northern province of Corrientes on the border with Paraguay, revealed how the flow of…

ARGENTINA / 31 MAY 2017

A slew of recent reports indicates Brazil's PCC is stepping up its criminal activities in countries throughout South America, which one expert says is a clear sign that the fearsome…

ARGENTINA / 29 MAY 2017

Argentina's national government is scaling up a pilot project that provides treatment instead of incarceration for drug addicts accused of minor crimes, an initiative that could contribute to lower rates…

ARGENTINA / 23 MAY 2017

Recent media reports point to the rise of drug and human trafficking on the Bolivia-Argentina border as the cause of spiking violence among local smugglers.

ARGENTINA / 16 MAY 2017

The new chief of Buenos Aires' provincial police admitted that the institution needs to tackle the issue of corruption, just days after the resignation of his predecessor in the midst…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…