All About Environmental Crime

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 11 OCT 2012

A recent report on the environmental destruction caused by organized crime in Guatemala sheds light on an often overlooked consequence of criminal activity in the Americas.

COLOMBIA / 5 OCT 2012

Colombia's Coast Guard has said that paramilitary successor groups, known as BACRIMs, may be getting increasingly involved in timber trafficking on the Pacific coast as they seek new sources of…

COLOMBIA / 4 SEP 2012

More than 59,000 wild animals are illegally captured each year in Colombia and smuggled to Bogota, a city that has become a hub for the exotic species trade.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 31 AUG 2012

Authorities in Peru seized thousands of dried seahorses destined for sale in Asia, illustrating the South American country's status as a wildlife trafficking hub and Asia's insatiable appetite for exotic…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 8 AUG 2012

The UN may sanction Paraguay for failing to properly monitor its trade in wildlife, a reminder that the country's smuggling networks -- which already move drugs, weapons, and contraband goods…

BRAZIL / 19 JUL 2012

The case against a Brazilian gambling boss known as "Carlinhos Cachoeira" has toppled a senator's career, pulled an Olympic contract from one of the country's biggest firms, and brought threats…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 19 JUL 2012

As delegates descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Rio+20 environmental sustainability conference, Insight Crime maps how Latin America’s criminal gangs contribute to ecological destruction throughout the region.

BRAZIL / 19 JUL 2012

Brazil's Federal Police have conducted operations in conjunction with Interpol to seize hundreds of illegally owned animals, a reminder of the scale of animal trafficking in the country.

COLOMBIA / 19 JUL 2012

The Colombian military seized 450 tons of illegally felled timber in the Pacific port of Buenaventura, drawing attention to the country's illicit logging industry.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 1 JUN 2012

Honduran authorities burnt over 100 shark fins seized from illegal fishermen in a public ceremony demonstrating their commitment to wiping out this lucrative illicit trade.

BRAZIL / 2 MAY 2012

Activists say that a controversial law recently passed by Brazil's Congress could lead to increased deforestation in the Amazon. If the law puts less pressure on farmers to preserve forest…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 27 APR 2012

A massive operation led by police agency Interpol against the trafficking of counterfeited goods across South, Central and North America indicates the prevalence of this illegal trade across the hemisphere.

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