All About Guerreros Unidos

EXTORTION / 11 NOV 2015

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

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 4 NOV 2015

In the latest development in the infamous case of Mexico's 43 disappeared, newly released service logs indicate federal police did nothing after being alerted to confrontations between municipal…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 21 OCT 2015

A brand new theory offers an answer to the infuriating question of why a criminal group in Mexico murdered dozens of protesting students last year in Guerrero, but…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 OCT 2015

A recent report reveals 60 percent of all confiscated weapons in Mexico are seized in the three states of Tamaulipas, Guerrero, and Jalisco, with 7 out of 10 weapons confiscated…

AYOTZINAPA / 28 SEP 2015

September 26 marked the one year anniversary of the abduction of 43 students near Iguala, Mexico. The event remains a defining moment of the Enrique Peña Nieto presidency, although the…

AYOTZINAPA / 17 SEP 2015

Forensic experts have identified the remains of another missing student among the 43 who disappeared in Iguala, Mexico in 2014, but this development does little to support the government's version…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 8 SEP 2015

The truth behind the Iguala tragedy appears farther away than ever, after an independent probe debunked the Mexican government's version of what happened when 43 students disappeared at the hands…

The Guerreros Unidos are a splinter group of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) based in central Mexico. The group is dedicated mainly to extortion and kidnapping, but also…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 FEB 2015

Mexico's attorney general has identified Maria de los Angeles Pineda, the wife of the former Iguala mayor and a possible accomplice in the disappearance of 43 students, as one of…

AYOTZINAPA / 29 JAN 2015

The director of the rural teachers' college in southwest Mexico attended by 43 students missing since September has been implicated in their disappearance, in what represents the latest twist in…

AYOTZINAPA / 28 JAN 2015

Authorities in Mexico have presented the conclusions of their investigation into the 43 missing students from Guerrero state, indicating they are ready to put the matter to rest. However, it…

AYOTZINAPA / 23 JAN 2015

Nearly four months after 43 students disappeared on their way to a protest in Mexico's Guerrero state, details continue to emerge in a case that has become the focus of…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…