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Latin America's constantly growing prison population has seen tens of thousands of children growing up without their parents, with dire consequences.
From Colima to Caracas, some parts of Latin America have stubbornly high homicide rates, far higher than the rest of their country.
The PCC appears to be providing support to illegal miners in the Yanomami territory in Brazil's northern state of Roraima.
InSight Crime spoke to journalist Ioan Grillo to better understand gun trafficking into Latin America from the United States.
Operation Hinterland is one of many crackdowns undertaken by authorities recently, showing that Paraguay's cocaine connection remains strong.
Authorities have once again destroyed vast amounts of marijuana in Amambay, Paraguay. Why does cultivation continue unimpeded?…
In Leticia, a tri-border between Colombia, Brazil, and Peru, Brazilian gangs are pushing up violence as the battle for control.
A report on the global cocaine trade has revealed how cocaine purity is rising in Europe and how Africa is struggling to stop a flood of the drug.
InSight Crime reviews Latin America and the Caribbean's cocaine seizure date from 2022 to find out what it reveals about regional trafficking.
Brazilian authorities are shutting down illegal gold mining on Indigenous lands, yet miners move elsewhere. Legislation aims to stop that.
Police in Ceará, Brazil, have been detained for alleged connections to organized crime in alarming numbers.
InSight Crime's 2022 Homicide Round-Up covers more countries than ever before, with a major expansion into nations of the Caribbean.
22 SEP 2023
This week InSight Crime investigators Sara García and María Fernanda Ramírez led a discussion of the challenges posed by Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s “Total Peace” plan within urban contexts. The…
15 SEP 2023
InSight Crime’s work on emerging coca cultivation in Honduras, Guatemala, and Venezuela was cited in the Colombian government’s…
8 SEP 2023
Investigators Victoria Dittmar and María Fernanda Ramírez discussed InSight Crime’s recent investigation of a massacre in Honduras’ only women’s prison in a Twitter Spaces event on…
1 SEP 2023
Leading Mexican media outlet El Universal featured our most recent investigation, “The Geography of Human Trafficking on the US-Mexico Border,” on the front page of its August 30…
25 AUG 2023
This week, Jeremy McDermott, co-director of InSight Crime, was interviewed by La Sexta, a Spanish television channel, about the situation of extreme violence and insecurity in Ecuador…