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AUC / 28 AUG 2014

Thirty-two public figures, including former and current politicians, have been arrested in Colombia's northwestern Uraba region for ties to paramilitaries, in a case highlighting the continued specter of political-criminal ties.

CONTRABAND / 25 AUG 2014

Cattle-running groups have reportedly illegally transported 22,000 heads of cattle from eastern Nicaragua to Honduras in three months, highlighting the size of a trade that allegedly relies on corrupt officials…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 AUG 2014

Authorities in Peru have announced the removal of over 300 political candidates with criminal records from upcoming elections, a decision that indicates a willingness to take action, but may not…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 AUG 2014

Presidents in Central America have blamed US drug policy for fueling the ongoing child migrant crisis, but the violence, unemployment and underdevelopment fueling this flight has more to do…

BRAZIL / 19 AUG 2014

Wealthy educated youth are increasingly involved in drug trafficking in Brazil, a phenomenon likely linked to a growing internal middle class market.

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 AUG 2014

If the conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on genocide charges represented the opportunity for Guatemala's justice system to right its historical wrongs, the annulment of the sentence and…

BRAZIL / 14 AUG 2014

Drug traffickers and militias are charging candidates in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state for campaigning rights for coming elections in an indication that in spite of recent security campaigns, criminal groups…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 AUG 2014

A news report has shed light on how 1,449 grenades were stolen from a Guatemala military cache in 2013 and sold to drug trafficking organizations, a case that -- as…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 AUG 2014

Two local officials in Mexico's Jalisco state have been arrested following the murder of a mayor who was allegedly targeted by the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation, in a case…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 AUG 2014

Well over 100 political candidates in Peru have been linked to drug trafficking cases, highlighting the heightened risk of criminal infiltration in the government of the world's largest cocaine producer.

BRAZIL / 8 AUG 2014

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have arrested 21 members of a militia that includes members of the security forces and is run by jailed leaders, another example of the…

COLOMBIA / 6 AUG 2014

The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela have reiterated their promise to crack down on contraband along their shared border. At the center of the crisis is the perennial illegal trade…

About InSight Crime

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Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.