All About El Chapo

EL CHAPO / 8 AUG 2016

Mexico authorities continue their hunt for veteran drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, alleging the man known as the "narco of narcos" is linked to drug trafficking and resurgent violence in…

EL CHAPO / 30 JUN 2016

The legal team of infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has temporarily stalled his extradition to the United States in a move that may be part of…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 17 JUN 2016

Heavily armed men reportedly descended on the hometown of "El Chapo," ransacking his mother's home, killing several residents and displacing 150 families, a clear indication that the sun is setting…

EL CHAPO / 17 MAY 2016

Two judges in Mexico have approved separate US extradition requests for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman based on charges filed in Florida and Texas, and Mexican authorities have moved the drug…

EL CHAPO / 28 MAR 2016

Authorities in Mexico captured an alleged top money launderer for Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, but his arrest is unlikely to have a significant impact on the criminal organization's drug…

EL CHAPO / 8 MAR 2016

Jailed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s team of supporters has launched a media campaign in which, despite the rhetoric about fast-tracking the kingpin's extradition, the objective appears to…

EL CHAPO / 16 FEB 2016

If extradited to the United States, Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán appears likely to stand trial in a New York federal court, where, in a strange and…

EL CHAPO / 9 FEB 2016

Joaquin Guzman, alias "El Chapo," the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, is reportedly willing to agree to a plea deal for drug trafficking charges in the United States, if the…

EL CHAPO / 5 FEB 2016

A Los Angeles restaurant has launched a line of drug lord themed Mexican food in the latest example of how narcoculture, like Latin American organized crime, is taking root north…

EL CHAPO / 29 JAN 2016

Revelations that family members of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán have trademarked his name for commercial use have sparked a scandal in Mexico and raised questions over who,…

EL CHAPO / 26 JAN 2016

Mexico has intimated that it is working to expedite the extradition of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a tacit admission that efforts to reform the prison system have fallen short of…

EL CHAPO / 13 JAN 2016

It has been revealed actor Sean Penn was under surveillance by Mexico intelligence in the run up to his clandestine October 2015 meeting with recently recaptured Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín…

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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…

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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. …

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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…