All About Argentina

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…

ARGENTINA / 8 MAY 2017

Criminals have attacked a prosecutor investigating corrupt police networks, pointing to a growing boldness by Argentina's criminal actors but also evidence that a new government crackdown on organized crime could…

ARGENTINA / 2 MAY 2017

Microtrafficking is on the rise in Argentina, according to a new report. New trends are impacting the trafficking landscape, but also raise questions over the right policies to tackle the…

ARGENTINA / 24 APR 2017

A high-level soccer official in Uruguay said recently that the country's organized fan clubs have begun operating like criminal organizations, indicating the evolution of these so-called "barras bravas" mirrors that of…

ARGENTINA / 5 APR 2017

The former president of Argentina was indicted on charges of leading a money laundering scheme while in office, yet another legal blow to the ex-leader who is facing mounting corruption…

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On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

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InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

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In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…