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AUC / 13 MAY 2011

A Colombian think tank has published a book about the business networks used by paramilitary group the AUC, showing how the militia managed to gain funds and support through business…

AUC / 13 MAY 2011

To mark the third anniversary of the extradition of 14 of Colombia's former top paramilitary commanders to the U.S., Verdad Abierta has released a report which asks whether…

COLOMBIA / 13 MAY 2011

Comuna 13 is the most violent neighborhood in the embattled city of Medellin. And with the powerful Urabeños criminal gang edging in on territory long controlled by the city's feared…

COLOMBIA / 12 MAY 2011

Reheated reports that Colombia's biggest guerrilla group the FARC trained pro-Chavez militia groups in Venezuela, while not new, are a reminder of the proliferation of irregular forces in the socialist…

COLOMBIA / 12 MAY 2011

The mayor of Medellin reported that the leader of the city mafia had been arrested on an island off the coast of Venezuela. The rumors were false, but could indicate…

COLOMBIA / 11 MAY 2011

Police in the south Colombia department of Nariño seized more than 280 shirts and 230 scarves in camouflage print, featuring images of deceased FARC leaders including 'Mono Jojoy' and…

COLOMBIA / 10 MAY 2011

Oil and gas theft in Latin America is a low-risk, high-profit enterprise for gangs looking to diversify their criminal portfolios. But as organized crime increasingly intersects with the energy trade,…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAY 2011

Colombia has extradited drug kingpin Walid Makled to face trial in his native country Venezuela.

COLOMBIA / 9 MAY 2011

A Colombian Army sargent who was held for nearly 12 years as a FARC hostage releases a book in which he claims that many rebels have contracted HIV, and that…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAY 2011

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' talk of an "armed conflict" has stirred controversy in Colombia for appearing to recognize guerrilla group the FARC as a political organization. Behind the wordplay…

COLOMBIA / 6 MAY 2011

Authorities are following through on a promised security surge in southwest Colombia, one of the most troubled areas in the country. But it is not clear what the government hopes…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 6 MAY 2011

Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin announced that Walid Makled's extradition to Venezuela would be completed by May 9, El Nacional reports. Makled's extradition was approved by…

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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…