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Canada Marijuana Legalization Puts Spotlight on LatAm Drug Policy

CANADA / 17 OCT 2018

Recreational marijuana in Canada is now officially legal, and while the decision is unlikely have a significant impact on Latin America’s black market, it could trigger a shift towards more…

CANADA / 15 FEB 2018

Recent reports highlight a loophole in Canada’s laws that could facilitate money laundering by Latin American crime groups, particularly if the United States and other countries take action to close…

CANADA / 16 OCT 2017

US authorities have arrested a Honduran national for allegedly smuggling several migrants from Central America and Mexico into the United States from Canada, highlighting a rarely seen variation in…

CANADA / 26 DEC 2016

In less than a decade, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has transformed into one of the most prolific and violent drug trafficking organizations in the world. From a small…

CANADA / 12 SEP 2014

After a spate of killings targeting Canadian drug traffickers in Mexico, there have been several indications that some of Canada's criminal groups have now stabilized their drug supply chain and…

CANADA / 22 AUG 2014

Canada drug trafficker Jimmy Cournoyer has been sentenced to 27 years in prison, marking the end of a billion-dollar transnational marijuana empire with ties to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Italian mafia…

CANADA / 16 JAN 2013

US court documents reveal details of a cocaine and marijuana trafficking ring linking Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel to Canadian and New York mafias, and the Hells Angels motorbike gang.

CANADA / 2 MAY 2012

The murder of a Canadian crime boss in Mexico illustrates the troubling links between criminal organizations in the two countries.

CANADA / 19 JAN 2012

The story behind the murder of a Canadian citizen in Sinaloa, Mexico, reveals how far links between organized crime networks in Canada and Mexico have been broken up by aggressive…

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InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

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InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

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Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…