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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. …

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 MAY 2014

President Otto Perez has named Thelma Aldana as Guatemala's new attorney general, a controversial decision that raises fears of a return to impunity after four years of judicial reform.

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 MAY 2014

The former interim governor of Mexico's southwest Pacific state of Michoacan has been sent to federal prison for alleged Knights Templar ties, in a case highlighting the far reaching corrupt…

COLOMBIA / 6 MAY 2014

Weeks before Colombia's presidential elections, the current president's political strategist has resigned on accusations he received $12 million from the country's top drug lords to negotiate a plan for their…

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 APR 2014

Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has been excluded from the final shortlist of candidates vying to be Guatemala’s next attorney general, a move many rights groups say is politically…

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 APR 2014

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the mayor of Michoacan's principal port city for alleged Knights Templar ties, in an illustration of how embedded this criminal group is in the southwest…

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 APR 2014

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolution from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions. She has submitted…

ELITES AND CRIME / 22 APR 2014

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolutionary war from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions. She has submitted her…

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Venezuela Coverage Continues to be Highlighted

3 MAR 2023

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…

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Venezuela's Organized Crime Top 10 Attracts Attention

24 FEB 2023

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…

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InSight Crime on El País Podcast

10 FEB 2023

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.

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InSight Crime Interviewed by Associated Press

3 FEB 2023

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,…

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Escaping Barrio 18

27 JAN 2023

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…