All About Brazil

BRAZIL / 6 JUL 2011

Brazil's police have found evidence that São Paulo criminal group the PCC has developed complex mafia-like systems to control the drug trade, with registered selling points and records of transactions.

BRAZIL / 29 JUN 2011

The governments of Brazil and Paraguay have signed an agreement which will see the neighboring nations co-operate more closely to combat organized crime.

BRAZIL / 23 JUN 2011

A hacking group managed to temporarily take down three government websites in Brazil, as well as the site of state oil company Petrobras.

BRAZIL / 15 JUN 2011

A peasant activist was murdered in Para state, in Brazil's Amazon, in the latest of a spate of apparent hired killings which some have linked to land conflicts.

BRAZIL / 14 JUN 2011

Rio's firemen are striking for higher salaries, and many support them. But behind the calls for better pay for heroes may lie a thorny issue about encouraging the city's brutal…

BRAZIL / 3 JUN 2011

Following a string of murders in a logging village in Brazil's Amazon, the government is working to increase state presence in lawless regions of the country where conflicts over natural…

BRAZIL / 2 JUN 2011

A Brazilian militia's invasion of hundreds of government apartments in Rio, which it then sold on, is another sign of how these vigilante groups seem more interested in committing crimes…

BRAZIL / 2 JUN 2011

Yes, there’s peace in the house. But where’s the attention, the commitment, where are the services? Dignity for citizens, says Rio de Janeiro State Public Safety Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame,…

BRAZIL / 16 MAY 2011

In a May 13 interview with Infobae America, the governor of Rio de Jaineiro says that the city is almost pacified, after a string of operations against drug…

BRAZIL / 13 MAY 2011

Brazil's authorities are concerned about the increasing number of refugees from Haiti flooding into the country, traveling over routes more commonly used for drug trafficking.

BRAZIL / 4 MAY 2011

The president of the tiny Caribbean nation Suriname has been charged with murder, convicted of drug trafficking, and accused of leading an international drug cartel. So why is he in…

BRAZIL / 28 APR 2011

One of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest paramilitary leaders is still commanding his group from prison, according to reports. This calls into question the effectiveness of the government's campaign against the…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…

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Coverage of Fallen Paraguay Prosecutor Makes Headlines

20 MAY 2022

The murder of leading anti-crime prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, while on honeymoon in Colombia, has drawn attention to the evolution of organized crime in Paraguay. While 17 people have been arrested…