All About Caribbean

CARIBBEAN / 8 JAN 2016

Jamaica's homicide rate reached an alarming five-year high in 2015, with the uptick believed to have been driven by violent rivalries between lottery scam rings.

CARIBBEAN / 5 NOV 2015

Officials in the Dominican Republic assert drug traffickers are now diverting shipments to neighboring Haiti, a suspicious claim that nonetheless highlights larger trends in Caribbean trafficking routes. …

CARIBBEAN / 24 AUG 2015

The United States has deported former cocaine kingpin Beaudouin "Jacques" Ketant back to Haiti, leaving their former star witness to an uncertain fate.

CARIBBEAN / 11 AUG 2015

The US Coast Guard seized a record $1 billion worth of heroin and cocaine over a four-month period, providing further evidence that maritime drug trafficking in Latin America is seeing…

CARIBBEAN / 23 JUN 2015

"The biggest headache is getting the men to walk away from certain things," says Adenike Stephenson, when asked what was the most difficult part of her job as regional coordinator…

BRAZIL / 17 JUN 2015

Fourteen names appeared in the indictment that accompanied the dramatic downfall of the heads of global football. All fourteen were from Latin America and the Caribbean.

CARIBBEAN / 29 APR 2015

The United States and the Bahamas have signed an agreement to facilitate combating transnational criminal activity on the islands, including the horrific crime of human trafficking. …

CARIBBEAN / 7 APR 2015

The recent acquittal of a senator accused of embezzling over $100 million has sparked protests in the Dominican Republic and a "crisis of faith" in the country's judiciary, according to…

CARIBBEAN / 20 MAR 2015

A top-level prosecutor in the Dominican Republic said the military and police are involved in 90 percent of organized crime cases, putting a hard number to official involvement in criminal…

CARIBBEAN / 26 FEB 2015

Jamaica has finally approved legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession and legalize its use for medicinal and scientific purposes, joining a growing number of countries to take steps towards liberalizing drug…

CARIBBEAN / 19 FEB 2015

The Dominican Republic Attorney General's Office said there are no plans to investigate allegations that a convicted drug trafficker financed the campaign of a former president, the latest chapter in…

CARIBBEAN / 10 FEB 2015

One of the Dominican Republic's most notorious drug traffickers has claimed he financed the political campaigns of former president Leonel Fernandez in new revelations that go to the heart of…

About InSight Crime

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Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.