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ARGENTINA / 20 JUN 2016

The recent arrest of a man local media are calling Argentina's most wanted fugitive could play a major role in determining just how high up drug trafficking-related corruption reached during…

ARGENTINA / 14 JUN 2016

A joint operation by Argentine and Chinese authorities rounded up dozens of suspects with alleged ties to the "Chinese Mafia," a move that officials described as an important blow against…

ARGENTINA / 8 JUN 2016

New data from Argentina indicates virtual and real kidnappings continue to be a security concern in Buenos Aires, although government efforts to tackle these issues may be helping to…

ARGENTINA / 23 MAY 2016

Argentina approved the extradition of top Colombian drug lord "Mi Sangre" to the United States, creating speculation as to what information he may offer US drug officials and why he…

ARGENTINA / 27 APR 2016

Argentina released official crime statistics for the first time in eight years, and the numbers suggest that growing alarm among Argentines over increased crime and drug trafficking may be premature.

ARGENTINA / 20 APR 2016

As a major scandal involving the diversion of millions of dollars from public works contracts rocks Argentina, a new report written by the judge presiding over the investigation provides details…

ARGENTINA / 15 APR 2016

One of the dangers of the new Argentine government's anti-drugs measures is that they enable military intervention in matters of domestic security, a path that once taken, is hard to…

ARGENTINA / 6 APR 2016

A wave of "express kidnappings" has hit Buenos Aires in the last few weeks, a recurring crime in Argentina's capital city that may become a security priority for President Mauricio Macri.

ARGENTINA / 25 MAR 2016

Argentine and US officials have signed a series of agreements strengthening bilateral efforts to combat organized crime, as Argentina's new president moves to curb the country's growing drug trade.

ARGENTINA / 24 FEB 2016

A wide-ranging corruption investigation involving two of Brazil's largest companies has moved into the international realm following allegations against foreign officials, including Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. …

ARGENTINA / 17 FEB 2016

With the creation of several new databases, Argentina's judiciary appears intent on creating greater transparency when it comes to organized crime and corruption cases, as combating organized crime becomes a…

ARGENTINA / 8 FEB 2016

Argentine prosecutors are pursuing money laundering investigations into alleged human trafficking organizations suspected of hiding millions of dollars in illicit profits. …

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

24 JUN 2022

Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma  In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in…

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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…