All About Argentina

ARGENTINA / 15 JAN 2018

Corruption scandals have continued to break at dizzying pace across Latin America throughout 2017, spanning politics, business, the security forces, the judiciary and even sports teams. But while the…

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2017

An international operation led to the disruption of an alleged trafficking network that authorities say managed drug flights from Paraguay to other South American countries, underscoring continuing difficulties in combating…

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2017

A new round of arrests and charges in an unfolding racketeering case in Argentina involving a criminalized soccer fan club, or “barra brava,” points to these groups’ growing sophistication and…

ARGENTINA / 24 OCT 2017

Argentina’s ex-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won a senatorial seat that ensures immunity from incarceration despite various corruption accusations.

ARGENTINA / 2 OCT 2017

An investigation with ramifications across the Americas has culminated in the arrest of an old-school Colombian drug trafficker who managed to adapt to major evolutions in regional criminal dynamics, in…

ARGENTINA / 5 SEP 2017

Authorities in Argentina are investigating everything from soccer matches and players' rights to investments in a crematorium as part of the second phase of an inquiry into a vast…

ARGENTINA / 15 AUG 2017

Reports indicate that one of Argentina's criminalized soccer hooligan groups known as "barras bravas" provided muscle for an extortion ring in Buenos Aires, suggesting the gang may be taking a…

ARGENTINA / 9 AUG 2017

From kidnapping and mass murder to money laundering and misuse of public funds, contemporary Latin American leaders have been investigated for a broad range of crimes, underscoring the structural challenges…

ARGENTINA / 3 AUG 2017

For the eighth year in a row, an annual report from the Gallup polling organization has ranked Latin America as the least secure region in the world, underscoring the persistence of…

ARGENTINA / 1 AUG 2017

A series of killings in Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina linked to a booming microtrafficking business highlight ongoing insecurity in those areas, while raising concerns that the government's security strategy…

ARGENTINA / 25 JUL 2017

As discussions about police reform abound throughout the Americas, Yanilda González, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, examines the implications of Latin America's experience with…

ARGENTINA / 19 JUL 2017

The killing in Argentina of a police officer who spoke out against corruption in the force appears to be the latest in a list of deadly cover-ups orchestrated by dirty…

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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…

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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…