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Sinaloa Cartel Princeling Guilty But Group Has Moved On

EL CHAPO / 3 MAY 2021

The conviction of Ismael Zambada-Imperial, son of the Sinaloa Cartel's top leader, in the US may be a headline-grabber but does nothing to blunt the group's ability to bring cocaine…

EL MAYO / 21 MAY 2020

The execution of a top Sinaloa Cartel enforcer who was recently in US custody and fled to Mexico raises the question: Who benefited from his killing?…

EL CHAPO / 8 APR 2019

The arrest of Juan Guadalupe Jacobo Regalado, alias "El J3" or "El Chepa," in early April marks a significant blow against the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and marks an interesting…

EL MAYO / 5 MAR 2019

At the start of the fourth month of Mexico’s new government -- the so-called “Fourth Transformation” -- two feared capos have emerged as the kings of drug trafficking: the Sinaloa…

EL MAYO / 22 AUG 2017

The brother of a jailed former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been arrested by US authorities, raising further questions about the future of the once-dominant crime group as…

EL MAYO / 3 JUL 2017

A confrontation between security forces in Mexico's embattled state of Sinaloa and an armed group left 19 dead and 5 injured, and provided further evidence of a splintering Sinaloa…

EL CHAPO / 2 NOV 2016

Recent reports point to disorder within the leadership of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, as pressure from security forces and competing organizations as well as internal rivalries appear to be furthering the…

EL CHAPO / 18 OCT 2016

Authorities in Mexico are saying that the brother of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has taken on a leadership position within the embattled criminal organization, a move that comes…

EL CHAPO / 22 AUG 2016

Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant in Jalisco by rivals, have been released unharmed after secret negotiations.There is still uncertainty surrounding…

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 / 13 JAN 2016

The capture of Mexico's most wanted fugitive, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, raises the question if the Sinaloa Cartel's criminal operations will be significantly affected. In short, the answer is: probably…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 14 DEC 2015

Although details on the killing of a power drug capo's nephew are still scarce, there is reason to believe the murder foreshadows a conflict for Mexico's mighty Sinaloa Cartel. …

EL MAYO / 1 OCT 2015

The sons of a top Sinaloa Cartel drug capo from Mexico are set to take over the family business -- if US authorities don't lock them up first. …

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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…