Any chance of peace between warring gangs in Ecuador appears to be defunct after another two massacres.
A high-profile prisoner swap raises hopes of improving US-Venezuela relations and abilities to tackle organized crime.
Colombian guerrillas evolved from seeing Venezuela as a safe place to retreat to seeing it as a full-blown expansion of their criminal activities.
Colombian rebels had long been welcome in Venezuela but now, they have arrived in force, bringing conflict with them.
Outgoing governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca, is about to lose immunity from an arrest warrant.
A number of scandals involving officials within the government have raised concerns about rising corruption in Uruguay.
Brazil is facing a presidential election that could genuinely reshape its criminal landscape. How do Bolsonaro and Lula compare?…
As world leaders met for the United Nations General Assembly, Latin American presidents expressed various concerns about organized crime.
Corruption and a lack of traceability allow military munitions to flow into the hands of criminals in Paraguay.
Dominican officials have banned 12 Haitian gang leaders and one of its top politicians from entering the country.
President Petro's Total Peace Plan offers high reward but carries equally high risk for criminal groups and for all of Colombia…
President Luis Abinader has vowed to root out corruption in the Dominican Republic. But this is much easier said than done.
About InSight Crime
Venezuela Coverage Continues to be Highlighted
This week, InSight Crime co-director Jeremy McDermott was the featured guest on the Americas Quarterly podcast, where he provided an expert overview of the changing dynamics…
Venezuela's Organized Crime Top 10 Attracts Attention
Last week, InSight Crime published its ranking of Venezuela’s ten organized crime groups to accompany the launch of the Venezuela Organized Crime Observatory. Read…
InSight Crime on El País Podcast
This week, InSight Crime co-founder, Jeremy McDermott, was among experts featured in an El País podcast on the progress of Colombia’s nascent peace process.
InSight Crime Interviewed by Associated Press
This week, InSight Crime’s Co-director Jeremy McDermott was interviewed by the Associated Press on developments in Haiti as the country continues its prolonged collapse. McDermott’s words were republished around the world,…
Escaping Barrio 18
Last week, InSight Crime published an investigation charting the story of Desafío, a 28-year-old Barrio 18 gang member who is desperate to escape gang life. But there’s one problem: he’s…