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ARGENTINA / 15 JAN 2018

Corruption scandals have continued at a dizzying pace across Latin America in 2017, spanning politics, business and security forces.

GAMECHANGERS / 12 JAN 2018

Venezuela's role as a hotbed for organized crime in the Americas has deepened this year. The country’s political, economic and social crises have fueled crime and strengthened illegal economies, while…

COLOMBIA / 11 JAN 2018

Reporting by InSight Crime in 2017 revealed how organized crime managed to infiltrate local politics in Latin America as well as the multiple ways in which criminal groups take advantage…

BRAZIL / 10 JAN 2018

In 2017, InSight Crime focused on how Latin American prisons interact act as operational centers for crime groups.

BRAZIL / 9 JAN 2018

Latin America’s crime landscape continued to evolve this year, driven by record production of cocaine in South America.

BRAZIL / 8 JAN 2018

A new war between Brazil’s two biggest crime groups has contributed to escalating violence across the country, which authorities are struggling to contain due to flawed crime control policies as…

COCA / 5 JAN 2018

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has failed during his first year in office.

EL SALVADOR / 4 JAN 2018

When US President Donald Trump put the MS13 gang at the center of his domestic security narrative this year, he equated the threat posed by the group to that…

BOLIVIA / 3 JAN 2018

Cocaine is one of the world’s most in-demand drugs. Its production center is in the Andean region of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where hundreds of tons of white powder are…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 2 JAN 2018

Welcome to InSight Crime’s GameChangers 2017, where we highlight this year's biggest trends for organized crime in the Americas.

EX-FARC MAFIA / 14 JAN 2017

At the end of every year, InSight Crime looks into the crystal ball and predicts what the big criminal risks are likely to be during 2017. These are what we…

GAMECHANGERS / 13 JAN 2017

The drug world in the Americas is undergoing seismic shifts with changing patterns of drug production and consumption that are reshaping organized crime in the region.

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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…

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Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

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World Looks to InSight Crime for Mexico Expertise

13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…