All About Drug Policy

DRUG POLICY / 14 MAY 2018

Mexico City hosted the Museum of Drug Policy, sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, from May 4 to May 6.* During the museum’s first tour in Latin America, its exhibits…

COLOMBIA / 26 APR 2018

A US court handed down an 11-year sentence to a former "cocaine cowboy" whose brother is currently fighting deportation from the United States. Both men worked alongside the US government…

DRUG POLICY / 22 MAR 2018

A new report studying marijuana legalization in Uruguay suggests that the industry has a sustainable future despite some expected struggles, and could offer some important lessons for other Latin…

DRUG POLICY / 2 MAR 2018

In our March Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed a new United Nations report on global drug control, and how the report's main…

DRUG POLICY / 1 MAR 2018

The United Nations agency in charge of monitoring compliance with international drug control agreements released a report urging countries around the world to improve efforts to prevent and treat problematic…

DRUG POLICY / 2 FEB 2018

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the lucrative industry, and how growing…

BRAZIL / 26 JAN 2018

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering the most important recent trends in organized…

BRAZIL / 9 JAN 2018

Latin America’s criminal landscape continued to evolve this year, driven by the ongoing record production of cocaine in South America’s Andean region, the booming market for opioids in the United…

CUBA / 8 JAN 2018

A new report says that shifting economic and social conditions in Cuba will likely force the country to revamp its drug policy, raising questions about what shape these new changes…

COCA / 5 JAN 2018

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has flailed during his first year in office, with his administration alienating key international allies, backing flawed anti-crime strategies…

DRUG POLICY / 27 DEC 2017

Between 2012 and 2017, less than 11 percent of Peru’s $650 million anti-narcotic expenditure was received by the Dirandro, Peru’s anti-narcotic police, while nearly half the budget was consumed by…

COCA / 18 DEC 2017

The government of Colombia has issued seemingly contradictory statements regarding the amount of coca it aims to forcibly eradicate next year.

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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…