All About Human Smuggling

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 30 MAR 2011

In an indicator of the difficulties often faced by Central American migrants, three Mexican customs officers were suspended after a video surfaced in which one of them appeared to chase…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 MAR 2011

Smuggling migrants into the United States is now more profitable than smuggling drugs, according to a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The pull of…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 MAR 2011

The San Antonio Express News reports that a Somalian, once based in Mexico, is suspected of smuggling members of an East African terrorist cell into the United States,…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 MAR 2011

A new short film “Does the Wall Work?” answers its own question, compiling arresting footage of migrants and traffickers breaching the U.S.-Mexico border fence, sometimes in unexpected ways.

EL SALVADOR / 22 MAR 2011

(Reprinted with permission from Southern Pulse.) The United States deported over 25,000 Salvadorians back to their home country in 2010. During that year, between 150 and 300 Salvadorians…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 10 MAR 2011

This Working Paper by Bryan Roberts, Gordon Hanson, Derekh Cornwell, and Scott Borger, analyzes the costs of human trafficking in the U.S.-Mexico border, specifically on the western region (on…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 FEB 2011

A report by Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights (Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos –CNDH) points to an increase in immigrant kidnapping in the country. At least 11,333 immigrants…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 7 FEB 2011

In a phenomenon that has United States border officials scratching their heads, a record wave of immigrants from India have entered the country illegally through Mexico in the past year.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 JAN 2011

Coinciding with the request of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights last week for the Mexican government to investigate the mysterious disappearance of at least 40 Central American…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 23 DEC 2010

Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of 50 migrants after initially denying that any kidnappings had taken place. A dozen migrants escaped a hold up by armed men during which…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 DEC 2010

The Mexican government has done little to protect migrants from organized criminal groups like the Zetas, says a report released Tuesday. …

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 DEC 2010

"This report analyzes the rise in kidnappings of migrants who travel through Mexico and the apparent indifference of the Mexican government to address the multiple abuses they suffer."…

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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…