All About Argentina

ARGENTINA / 22 APR 2019

Family clans have traditionally shaped Argentina’s criminal map. But a growing drug consumption market, historic prison corruption and a lack of coordination among local authorities when tackling these groups are…

ARGENTINA / 16 APR 2019

The killing of a powerful drug trafficker and the arrest of a top police officer in a strategically located province of Argentina has revealed how crime groups are growing more sophisticated,…

ARGENTINA / 11 APR 2019

Arms traffickers in Argentina bought US AR-15 rifle parts, assembled the firearms, and then transported the arsenal in a military-style truck. The intended buyers of the high-powered weapons were powerful…

ARGENTINA / 22 MAR 2019

A series of arrests of Dominican nationals in the south of Argentina over recent months have highlighted an unlikely, but highly lucrative, spot in Latin America and raised question over…

ARGENTINA / 21 MAR 2019

With a script that makes little sense and drug-related elements force-fed into the narrative, Triple Frontier appears nothing more than an action-packed movie trying to surf on the wave of…

ARGENTINA / 19 MAR 2019

Authorities in Argentina have dismantled an intricate organization illegally selling opioids and counterfeit medicines online to US customers, revealing a number of legal loopholes exploited by these criminal groups…

ARGENTINA / 14 MAR 2019

Authorities in Argentina have hailed the record-high increase of drug seizures and arrests made since 2015 as a sign that their security strategy is working, but critics warn that the…

ARGENTINA / 4 MAR 2019

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested one of Argentina’s most sought after drug traffickers dubbed the alleged “El Chapo Guzmán” of South America, in a case that underscores how rampant judicial…

ARGENTINA / 1 MAR 2019

Anti-drug officials in Uruguay are warning citizens about the arrival of a new kind of alleged pink cocaine from Argentina, underscoring how the synthetic drugs market in Argentina may be…

ARGENTINA / 20 FEB 2019

Since beginning in Brazil with the “Operation Car Wash” (“Operação Lava Jato”) investigation in 2014, the Odebrecht corruption scandal has been headline news across Latin America. Presidents, lawmakers, and business…

ARGENTINA / 13 FEB 2019

A province in northeast Argentina is running out of jail space after droves of marijuana trafficking arrests, illustrating how the South American nation continues to grow as both a transit…

ARGENTINA / 30 JAN 2019

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested a major player in the Castedo Clan, one of the most powerful drug trafficking clans in northern Argentina, but it is unlikely this will cripple…

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InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…