All About Argentina

ARGENTINA / 7 DEC 2015

Seven Syrians traveling under Greek passports have been arrested in Argentina, underscoring the need to address human smuggling and the availability of illegal documentation.

ARGENTINA / 3 DEC 2015

Argentina's incoming security secretary has called for the creation of an "elite force" targeting hardcore soccer fans known as "barras bravas," illustrating the serious threat posed by gangs that have…

ARGENTINA / 24 NOV 2015

Argentina's newly elected president Mauricio Macri has pledged to implement tough anti-crime measures as soon as he assumes office, but he faces a tough task in reversing the country's slide…

ARGENTINA / 17 NOV 2015

According to one report, traffickers are increasingly using amphibious aircraft to smuggle drugs into Argentina, a development which may possibly be in response to the country's efforts to combat aerial…

ARGENTINA / 10 NOV 2015

Just weeks before Argentina's presidential election, a prominent Colombian drug trafficker claimed he has information that will enable investigators to resolve the mysterious and controversial death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto…

ARGENTINA / 9 NOV 2015

Argentina is investigating a judge for pardoning and releasing drug traffickers in exchange for bribes, echoing similar scandals elsewhere in the region, particularly Peru. …

ARGENTINA / 30 OCT 2015

Argentina's Supreme Court has ushered in a new political era by taking the lead in the fight against organized crime, putting pressure on whoever is selected president in November's run-off…

ARGENTINA / 26 OCT 2015

Results are mostly in for mayoral, gubernatorial and presidential elections in Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala held October 25. Violence was low, but the specter of organized crime remains central to…

ARGENTINA / 23 OCT 2015

Responding to public concerns over growing drug activity and violence in the country, Argentina's leading presidential candidates have offered similar -- and somewhat alarming -- solutions to these issues ahead…

ARGENTINA / 6 OCT 2015

Argentina's authorities believe a criminal network from Colombia was behind a major drug export operation, indicative of the prominent role that Colombians continue to play in the region's…

ARGENTINA / 21 SEP 2015

Footage shot using a hidden camera sheds light on the dynamics of the Southern Cone’s illicit arms trade, showing how easy it is to purchase weapons at the tri-border area,…

ARGENTINA / 18 SEP 2015

An Argentine court has handed down prison sentences of 12 to 21 years for five defendants in a landmark drug trafficking case, a positive step forward for a…

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Criminal Enterprise on the High Seas

12 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an extensive investigation into Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing that plagues the waters of nine Latin American countries. Among the stories were how…

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Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

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This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

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Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

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InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…