All About Ecuador

ECUADOR / 4 NOV 2013

More than 400 Ecuadorean police officers have been detained for suspected criminal activity, as attempts to reform chronically corrupt law enforcement continue across the region, with very mixed results.

ECUADOR / 1 NOV 2013

In August, authorities in Ecuador eradicated the largest poppy crop of the year, representing nearly a third of the total number of plants found in 2012 and bolstering the notion…

ECUADOR / 29 OCT 2013

A top official from Ecuador has publically acknowledged the presence of transnational criminal groups from Colombia and Mexico, but insisted the country is only used to transit drugs, despite evidence…

ECUADOR / 28 OCT 2013

Ecuador has increased the legal penalties for loan sharks in an attempt to crack down on the exploitation that is a key part of the human smuggling and trafficking…

ECUADOR / 23 OCT 2013

Authorities in Ecuador have arrested 50 members of a gang dedicated to assassination and drug trafficking, in an example of the sort of domestic organized crime that could grow more…

ECUADOR / 22 OCT 2013

Authorities in Ecuador have discovered a submarine intended to transport drugs to Central and North America, in an indication of the growth of sophisticated transportation methods in one of the region's…

ECUADOR / 11 OCT 2013

Police in Ecuador have dismantled a group that allegedly smuggled Nepalese and Bangladeshi migrants through Latin America into the United States, another example of the region's growing use as a…

ECUADOR / 7 OCT 2013

The capture of almost four tons of cocaine in two simultaneous raids in Ecuador has taken seizures beyond twelve tons in two months, suggesting drug trafficking through the country is on…

ECUADOR / 7 OCT 2013

A new study from the Americas regional police association Ameripol explores the shifting dynamics of the global drug trade, as new trafficking routes and criminal networks emerge to meet the…

ECUADOR / 3 SEP 2013

Authorities in Ecuador are investigating whether two partially dismantled networks of loan sharks -- one with Colombian members -- are also involved in hired assassination, a structure that would bear…

ECUADOR / 29 AUG 2013

Authorities in Ecuador have made the second four ton cocaine seizure in two weeks in Guayaquil, highlighting the importance of the port city to international drug trafficking and raising questions…

COLOMBIA / 21 AUG 2013

Ecuador has captured one of the principal leaders of the Rastrojos, in another blow to the fragmented remnants of what was once Colombia's leading drug trafficking organization.

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InSight Crime's Chemical Precursor Report continues to be a reference in the region

19 MAY 2023

For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…

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InSight Crime’s Chemical Precursor Report Widely Cited

THE ORGANIZATION / 12 MAY 2023

We are proud to see that our recently published investigation into the supply chain of chemical precursors feeding Mexico’s synthetic drug production has been warmly received.

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InSight Crime’s Paraguay Election Coverage Draws Attention 

5 MAY 2023

InSight Crime looked at the various anti-organized crime policies proposed by the candidates in Paraguay’s presidential election, which was won on April 30 by Santiago Peña. Our pre-election coverage was cited…

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InSight Crime Cited in OAS, CARICOM Reports

28 APR 2023

This week, InSight Crime’s work was cited nine times in a new report by the Organization of American States (OAS) titled “The Impact of Organized Crime on Women,…

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InSight Crime Staff Cited as Experts by International Media

21 APR 2023

This week, InSight Crime deputy editor, Juan Diego Posada, was interviewed by the Associated Press about connections between the ex-FARC mafia and Brazilian criminal groups, and…