Prediction of the criminal dynamics for 2022 is even harder than most years, as it involves predicting the march of coronavirus. Organized crime does not exist in a bubble.
The United States, under the Biden administration, was supposed to help curb corruption, but for corrupt officials in Central America, life has rarely looked better.
Jimmy Chérizier, alias "Barbecue," is a complicated individual. For some, he's a Robin-Hood figure. For others, he's a former police officer implicated in one of Haiti's worst massacres.
There was record destruction of the Amazon in 2020, as the rainforest lost an area around the size of Belize, and the situation looks to be even bleaker in 2021.
Ecuador's descent into violence followed a common path: more cocaine led to more cash and more weapons for the gangs. But it happened faster than anywhere else.
A spree of illegal fishing occurred across Latin America this past year, much of it driven by competition for diminishing catch.
Welcome to InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2021, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of the year.
Though the amount of coca in Peru has been the subject of recent debate, reports indicate that coca crops have increased and are spreading.
Long-time leader, Otoniel, President Iván Duque said the gang's "days were numbered." But is that accurate?…
It was so simple once. The Gulf Cartel and its ancestors maintained control of Tamaulipas for eight decades.
Ecuador is reeling from its worst-ever prison massacre in Guayaquil but the factors that led to this situation could well be replicated in other countries across the region.
Ever greater quantities of cocaine are making their way across the Atlantic and are being sold at ever greater prices across Europe.
Seizures of coltan in Colombia have shown the complex networks used by armed groups to smuggle the valuable mineral from illegal mines across the border in Venezuela.