All About Displacement

DISPLACEMENT / 12 MAY 2016

A newly released report highlights the central role crime plays in driving displacement and migration in Latin America, estimating that violence linked to criminal groups has contributed to the dislocation…

DISPLACEMENT / 6 APR 2016

Guatemalan authorities arrested an important member of the Mendoza clan, the second big blow in 17 months inflicted on a family ranked among the country's criminal elite.

DISPLACEMENT / 2 MAR 2016

Several new reports highlight crime and violence as key factors driving large numbers of Central American citizens to migrate to the United States, suggesting current US efforts aimed at deterring…

COLOMBIA / 4 FEB 2016

The number of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Colombia decreased dramatically in 2015, but territorial disputes in the criminal world may mean the end of forced displacement is not in…

DISPLACEMENT / 14 JAN 2016

The United States will increase the number of refugees it accepts who are fleeing rampant violence in Central America's Northern Triangle region, in recognition of the dangers migrants face both…

CHILE / 28 DEC 2015

A new barrier to Latin American integration has emerged in northern Chile. People who wish to reach this southern nation are increasingly confronted by xenophobia, abuse of authority and a…

DISPLACEMENT / 7 DEC 2015

How drug violence turned one municipality in Mexico's turbulent southwest state of Guerrero into a ghost town.

DISPLACEMENT / 12 OCT 2015

A new report states that organized crime remains a major source of internal displacement in Mexico, but experts and victims say the government continues to ignore the problem. …

BARRIO 18 / 2 SEP 2015

El Salvador experienced the most violent month since the country's civil war in August, which alongside reports of forced displacement by gang members suggest the security situation is increasingly resembling…

DISPLACEMENT / 25 JUN 2015

The number of Central American child migrants detained in Mexico increased by nearly 50 percent during the first part of 2015, suggesting high levels of gang violence in the Northern…

COLOMBIA / 7 MAY 2015

An estimated 12 percent of Colombia's population has been displaced as a result of violence perpetrated by guerrilla groups and criminal organizations, making it the country with the second highest…

DISPLACEMENT / 26 FEB 2015

It's Honduras' industrial capital and second most important city. Nevertheless, national and international organizations say it's among the most violent places in the world. …

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…