All About El Chapo

EL CHAPO / 10 SEP 2015

A Mexican court order issued in August prohibits authorities from torturing, killing, or extraditing Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, an unusual gesture that raises questions about the seriousness of…

EL CHAPO / 9 SEP 2015

A new report alleges Guatemala's recently resigned president Otto Perez Molina accepted a bribe from Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, an accusation that, if confirmed, would further…

EL CHAPO / 7 AUG 2015

Whille all attention has been focused on drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, there is evidence that another leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel is actually the most powerful and prolific…

EL CHAPO / 6 AUG 2015

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) believes Mexico's fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is likely hiding out in his home state of Sinaloa, as it offers him the…

EL CHAPO / 31 JUL 2015

A Mexico City judge has accepted a US extradition request for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a sharp turn from Mexico's previous stance on sending the fugitive drug lord to the…

COLOMBIA / 31 JUL 2015

To aid in the search for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico has solicited advice from the Colombian officials who hunted Pablo Escobar -- an attention-grabbing move that is nonetheless unlikely…

COLOMBIA / 21 JUL 2015

US authorities fear Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may use his extensive criminal contacts in Colombia to escape the massive manhunt in Mexico, but the fugitive drug lord has potential hideouts in…

EL CHAPO / 17 JUL 2015

Skepticism has emerged about the official story regarding the escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from the country’s most sophisticated, maximum security prison -- a reflection of a country…

EL CHAPO / 16 JUL 2015

Multiple governments across Latin America have announced security measures in response to the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, indicative of the Sinaloa Cartel's broad reach in the region.

EL CHAPO / 16 JUL 2015

Under Peña Nieto, prison incidents have doubled and escape attempts are on the rise. Five federal penitentiaries have been witness to jailbreaks in the past three years with Joaquín Guzmán's…

EL CHAPO / 15 JUL 2015

Of course El Chapo's escape from prison matters. But if you're reading this article, you've probably already read a dozen articles or analysis pieces explaining why. You don't need me…

EL CHAPO / 14 JUL 2015

The recent prison break by the world's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has brought to the fore Mexico's inconsistent policy on extraditing drug trafficking suspects wanted in…

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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…