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CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 28 JUL 2014

A former intelligence chief from Venezuela accused of drug trafficking and ties to Colombia's FARC guerrillas has been released just days after his arrest in Aruba, illustrating the impunity enjoyed…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 JUL 2014

Investigations into alleged arms trafficking by members of El Salvador's military have now reached the top, with a former defense minister, and an ex-vice defense minister and police and intelligence…

ARGENTINA / 21 JUL 2014

The former director of Argentina's anti-drug agency has been accused of trafficking chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, in a case that shows the extent of criminal organizations' penetration of the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 JUL 2014

Some 92 percent of Peru's mayors are under investigation for corruption, a staggering figure that underscores rampant corruption and a culture of impunity among politicians.

COCAINE / 23 JUN 2014

An international drug trafficking case involving an export company in Panama and the 'Ndrangheta mafia provides the latest example of the Italian criminal group's spread throughout Latin America and illustrates…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 JUN 2014

The governor of Mexico's southwestern state of Michoacan has resigned, marking the end to a term during which both state and local officials have been accused of colluding with and…

COCA / 17 JUN 2014

Peru has become the biggest cocaine producer and exporter in the world. In the main cultivation region, farmers make their living selling coca leaf with no questions asked. Those in…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JUN 2014

El Salvador's street gangs have been ambushing police with military-grade weapons, leading to fears the gangs, for the first time, have police outgunned. Is the Salvadoran military the source of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 JUN 2014

Peru's Congress is opening a debate on what to do with the findings of an investigation into a pay-for-pardons scandal that implicates two-time President Alan Garcia. However, with the case…

CARIBBEAN / 9 JUN 2014

Authorities in Jamaica have reported a 40 percent rise in murders in West Kingston, likely the result of a power vacuum left by the fall of the area's former crime…

AUC / 4 JUN 2014

Authorities in Colombia have arrested 11 people close to powerful businesswoman "La Gata" and seized many of her assets, as part of an ongoing drug money laundering investigation that has…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 MAY 2014

Peru's top anti-narcotics prosecutor has warned that drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups have infiltrated the judicial system, underscoring reports of endemic corruption in this country. …

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InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

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InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

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Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…