The state of Ecuador’s security institutions and their inability to halt runaway criminal violence has been a central theme of the country’s ongoing presidential campaign. But facing underfunding and corruption,…
We take a rough look at how much cocaine goes through Ecuador, how this amount has grown, and how it has coincided with rising homicides. …
InSight Crime spoke with Brotherton to learn more about the history of gang legalization in Ecuador and examine its impact on the current security situation.
On paper, Latin American governments are fighting back against the shark fin trade. In reality, the massacre continues.
The Choneros were once Ecuador's premier drug trafficking gang. InSight Crime documents their steady rise and their rapid fall.
Historic cocaine seizures in Sweden highlight the Nordic country's increasing role as a gateway for cocaine from Latin America to Europe.
Roldán was found shot dead on May 6 near the town of Fredonia in the Colombian department of Antioquia, Ecuador’s Interior Minister Juan Zapata confirmed on May 8. While the…
Clan Farruku, an Albanian crime group, was recently dismantled in Ecuador after receiving over ten tons of cocaine from Latin America.
The Tiguerones gang is thought to be behind the massacre in Esmeraldas, as they battle for control of international drug trafficking routes.
Authorities in Russia made a large-scale seizure of cocaine in Moscow, following another in St. Petersburg last month.