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CARIBBEAN / 20 MAR 2013

Canadian men are among the most common customers of child prostitutes in Cuba, according to a newspaper investigation which highlights the difficulties of tackling the international sex trade.

GENDER AND CRIME / 19 MAR 2013

Guatemala’s female prison population has more than doubled in the last eight years according to official statistics, highlighting the increased role women are playing in…

GENDER AND CRIME / 26 FEB 2013

A newspaper's undercover investigation reveals the extent of sex trafficking in Peru, visiting a gold mining town where up to 4,000 underage girls are thought to be trapped in commercial…

GENDER AND CRIME / 14 FEB 2013

Murders of women in Mexico more than doubled in the years following the launch of President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, with the highest increases occurring in regions most affected…

GENDER AND CRIME / 30 OCT 2012

Guatemala has registered 512 cases of femicide so far in 2012, putting it on course for a 10 percent decline from last year, though the country is still…

EL SALVADOR / 25 OCT 2012

A prosecutor asks. Grecia responds. "Where did they do it to you?" "On my right calf. They took us to a place where we did the tattoo. They made  us…

EXTORTION / 18 OCT 2012

A report from Prensa Libre highlights the key role that women play in extortion gangs in Guatemala, carrying out recruitment and gathering intelligence on victims, with the advantage…

EL SALVADOR / 19 JUL 2012

Since the "Northern Triangle" of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala emerged as the main corridor for US-bound drugs, it has become one of the deadliest places in the world to…

GENDER AND CRIME / 29 MAY 2012

With Mexico’s drug war claiming the lives of more and more men, the ranks of the country’s drug cartels are swelling with a growing number of women, a shift that…

COLOMBIA / 24 MAY 2012

The recent arrest of a transnational sex trafficking network in Medellin, Colombia draws attention to the country's importance to the illicit global industry, which has been historically high and shows…

GENDER AND CRIME / 30 APR 2012

A UN official has warned that drug gangs are trafficking young girls from indigenous communities on the border between Honduras and Nicaragua -- a phenomenon that could be driven by…

GENDER AND CRIME / 30 APR 2012

A new NGO in Nicaragua aims to protect the rights of women who voluntarily work in the sex trade, raising the question of whether sex work should be seen as…

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…

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Exploring Climate Change and Organized Crime

10 SEP 2021

In July, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley moderated a panel for the Climate Reality Project's regional series of workshops for young climate activists in the Americas. The week-long event…

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Gearing Up a New Class of Interns

3 SEP 2021

InSight Crime is readying its newest class of interns – from universities in Europe and the Americas – to begin investigative work on a number of high-impact projects. For the…

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Tracking Environmental Crime in the Amazon

27 AUG 2021

Next week, InSight Crime launches an investigation – conducted with Brazilian think-tank the Igarapé Institute – on the sophisticated organized crime structures and armed groups that…