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Warrants Breathe New Hope Into Mexico’s Unsolved Ayotzinapa Investigation

AYOTZINAPA / 5 JUL 2020

Authorities in Mexico have announced a fresh wave of arrest warrants against government officials for their alleged connection to the still unsolved disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students, bringing renewed hope…

AYOTZINAPA / 26 SEP 2019

After his landslide victory, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to get to the bottom of a national scandal involving the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers…

AYOTZINAPA / 2 MAY 2018

The gruesome killing of three students in the state of Jalisco has raised fresh questions about Mexico’s capacity to effectively investigate violent crimes.

AYOTZINAPA / 16 MAR 2018

A United Nation’s body has accused Mexico's government of fabricating evidence and using torture to force confessions during its investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in 2014, again raising…

AYOTZINAPA / 26 SEP 2017

It remains unclear exactly how 43 students from a rural teacher's college in Mexico disappeared three years ago. And much of what is known about the case has come…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 16 DEC 2016

A vigilante militia has become involved in a hostage standoff with an organized crime network in southwest Mexico, as the competition for booming criminal profits in a fragmented underworld continues…

AYOTZINAPA / 28 SEP 2016

The case of Mexico's 43 missing students remains unsolved after two years, underscoring the reasons for the deep distrust many Mexican citizens harbor toward their government when it comes…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 1 AUG 2016

Latin America's top regional human rights body has approved further measures to track the Mexican government's progress in its ongoing investigation of an emblematic mass disappearance case, but the latest…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 12 JUL 2016

The capture of an alleged local Knights Templar chief on the coast of Guerrero promises to bring down insecurity in one of Mexico's most violent states, say authorities. But it…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 27 APR 2016

The final report released by the panel of international experts charged with investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico at the hands of a criminal organization reiterates a little-discussed…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 18 APR 2016

Witness testimony given to Mexico's human rights agency has implicated federal police in the 2014 disappearance of 43 student protestors from Iguala, opening a new line of inquiry in a…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 10 FEB 2016

A new report by an international forensics team has cast further doubt on the government's version of what happened to the 43 students who went missing in Guerrero, Mexico in…

EXTORTION / 11 NOV 2015

Criminal gang the Guerreros Unidos are reportedly terrorizing a local community living near one of Mexico's biggest gold mines.

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…

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Coverage of Fallen Paraguay Prosecutor Makes Headlines

20 MAY 2022

The murder of leading anti-crime prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, while on honeymoon in Colombia, has drawn attention to the evolution of organized crime in Paraguay. While 17 people have been arrested…