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How Mexican Cartels Settled in Canada

CANADA / 13 DEC 2021

The story of the Mexican cartels and their influence abroad has mostly focused on the United States. But a number of Mexican groups have headed farther north, embedding themselves in…

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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Guatemala Social Insecurity Investigation Makes Front Page News

10 DEC 2021

InSight Crime’s latest investigation into a case of corruption within Guatemala's social security agency linked to the deaths of patients with kidney disease made waves in…

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Venezuela El Dorado Investigation Makes Headlines

3 DEC 2021

InSight Crime's investigation into the trafficking of illegal gold in Venezuela's Amazon region generated impact on both social media and in the press. Besides being republished and mentioned by several…

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Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

26 NOV 2021

On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

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InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

19 NOV 2021

In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…