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COLOMBIA / 3 MAY 2013

Colombian sex traffickers are moving away from the lucrative markets in Asia and Europe and turning towards destinations within Latin America, according to a new report, which suggests traffickers are…

GENDER AND CRIME / 2 MAY 2013

United States authorities have arrested 13 people accused of involvement in a network that forced Mexican women into sexual slavery in New York and New Jersey, underlining how the US…

GENDER AND CRIME / 31 MAR 2013

There has been an increase in women trafficking drugs over the Mexico-US border, according to US officials, underscoring the continued appeal of women to drug trafficking gangs.

GENDER AND CRIME / 22 MAR 2013

Approximately two million children and adolescents are currently sexually exploited in Latin America, according to an anti-sex trafficking coalition, highlighting the potential scale of a transnational crime that all too often…

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…

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Escaping Barrio 18

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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

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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

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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…