All About Extradition

EXTRADITION / 8 JAN 2016

In a landmark case, Honduras and the United States have collaborated in swiftly extraditing and convicting a member of the infamous Los Valle drug clan. However, it is uncertain…

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 JAN 2016

Honduras' Foreign Ministry confirmed that the United States government has requested the extradition of Jaime Rosenthal, marking the next step in the US money laundering investigation of one of the…

EXTRADITION / 16 NOV 2015

Mexico has extradited the head of the Sinaloa Cartel's Central America operations to the United States, a move that could spark fresh concern among elites in Honduras thought to be…

COLOMBIA / 13 NOV 2015

Congress is considering a proposal meant to help the Department of Justice pursue a wider range of players in the transnational drug trade, potentially foreshadowing an increase in extraditions and…

AUC / 9 NOV 2015

Embed from Getty Images   One of Colombia's most notorious paramilitary warlords, "Jorge 40," could be free from prison in…

EXTRADITION / 16 OCT 2015

A former police intelligence agent became the eighth criminal suspect that Honduras has extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges in just over a year. …

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 OCT 2015

Mexico has extradited two alleged drug lords and nearly a dozen other suspected drug traffickers to the United States, a decision that was likely influenced by the escape of notorious…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 SEP 2015

Authorities in Mexico have arrested several high-level prison officials for their alleged role in the recent jailbreak of famed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, raising concerns about the…

COLOMBIA / 10 AUG 2015

A United States court convicted Colombian organized crime leader Fredy Alonzo Mira Perez, alias "Fredy Colas," to seven years in prison, in what was likely a reduced prison sentence…

EL CHAPO / 6 AUG 2015

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) believes Mexico's fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is likely hiding out in his home state of Sinaloa, as it offers him the…

EL CHAPO / 31 JUL 2015

A Mexico City judge has accepted a US extradition request for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a sharp turn from Mexico's previous stance on sending the fugitive drug lord to the…

AUC / 31 JUL 2015

A former Colombian paramilitary leader with extensive links to organized crime has been released from prison, which may have significant consequences for Colombia's underworld and the country's largest…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…