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Chile's Copper Industry Under Siege as Robbers Attack Ports and Trains

CHILE / 19 JAN 2023

Chile's lucrative copper industry is beleaguered by daring attacks on trains carrying tons of copper through the desert.

CHINA AND CRIME / 11 JAN 2023

Hong Kong regularly receives methamphetamine from Mexico. Now it's a major destination for cocaine shipments from across Latin America.

CHINA AND CRIME / 9 DEC 2022

The rise of synthetic drugs, in particular fentanyl and methamphetamine, has changed the landscape of opportunity for drug traffickers in Latin America. Highly potent and highly addictive, synthetic narcotics are…

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2022

The Amazon is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, where wildlife trafficking threatens hundreds of thousands of species.

BRAZIL / 8 NOV 2022

As gold prices have skyrocketed, a boom in mining across the Amazon Basin has flourished, leaving a deep environmental footprint.

CHINA AND CRIME / 6 JUL 2022

Uruguay has made the rare move of capturing a Chinese fishing vessel, suspected of illegally fishing tons of squid…

ARGENTINA / 6 JUN 2022

A series of arrests have highlighted how Chinese organized crime maintains a strong influence in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

CHINA AND CRIME / 15 APR 2022

A rising tide of methamphetamine arriving by air and sea in recent months points to an undeniable reality - Hong Kong has become firmly planted as the gateway to East…

CHINA AND CRIME / 14 APR 2022

The full threat posed to Mexico's biodiversity by both Mexican and Chinese organized crime networks has been revealed in a new report.

CHINA AND CRIME / 5 APR 2022

The recent discovery of a copper smuggling ring in Costa Rica sheds light on how copper theft is gradually becoming increasingly sophisticated due to demand from Asia.

CHINA AND CRIME / 4 APR 2022

A string of seizures highlights Panama's important role in international timber trafficking. The country’s strategic position and the presence of valuable exotic species make the country a hotspot for environmental…

CHINA AND CRIME / 15 NOV 2021

A string of large seizures of cocaine underscores Hong Kong’s growing role as a regional import point and consumer market.

CHINA AND CRIME / 10 NOV 2021

A Peruvian governor is accused of receiving bribes to provide concessions to Chinese firms that trafficked illegal wood – an investigation that points to the growing involvement of Chinese actors…

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Escaping Barrio 18

27 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an investigation charting the story of Desafío, a 28-year-old Barrio 18 gang member who is desperate to escape gang life. But there’s one problem: he’s…

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Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

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World Looks to InSight Crime for Mexico Expertise

13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…