InSight Crime’s Cocaine Seizure Round-Up 2022
InSight Crime reviews Latin America and the Caribbean's cocaine seizure date from 2022 to find out what it reveals about regional trafficking.
As the CITES treaty hits 50, we take a look at its successes, failures, and future challenges in reducing the illicit trade of wildlife.
Passenger buses are the latest means of smuggling contraband goods in Bolivia, where the impact of COVID-19 has seen smuggling grow.
InSight Crime's 2022 Homicide Round-Up covers more countries than ever before, with a major expansion into nations of the Caribbean.
The US is losing allies in Latin America just as production of cocaine, fentanyl, and other synthetic drugs is going through the roof.
Lake Titicaca serves as a crossroads for varied criminal economies, from cocaine shipments to trafficking the frogs that live along its banks.
The Amazon is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, where wildlife trafficking threatens hundreds of thousands of species.
The Amazon is being plundered at an accelerating rate. Deforesters across Bolivia and Ecuador are emboldened to clear trees for agribusiness.
Environmental crime is driving deforestation across the Amazon, where some parts are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb.
Bolivia's cocaine trade is on the up. Originally a coca leaf cultivator, Bolivia has moved to cocaine production.
As world leaders met for the United Nations General Assembly, Latin American presidents expressed various concerns about organized crime.
Brazil's border town of Corumbá is a well-known smuggling route from Bolivia. This is unlikely to change soon.
Peru coca prices are low. And that's leading to potential cocaine production in Bolivia.
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