All About Human Smuggling

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 NOV 2017

A new report says that human smugglers in Mexico are turning to cargo trucks and less traveled routes to reach the United States, which pose a new set…

CANADA / 16 OCT 2017

US authorities have arrested a Honduran national for allegedly smuggling several migrants from Central America and Mexico into the United States from Canada, highlighting a rarely seen variation in…

GUATEMALA / 5 SEP 2017

Authorities in Guatemala have released new information on the modus operandi of an international human smuggling network that coordinated the movement of people from as far away as Africa…

COLOMBIA / 18 AUG 2017

Authorities in Colombia have struck against what appears to be one of the largest and most sophisticated human smuggling rings seen in the region recently, an indication that Colombia is…

GENDER AND CRIME / 7 AUG 2017

A recent report offers new insight into human trafficking in Mexico, and reinforces concerns about the role of organized groups in this criminal industry.

GENDER AND CRIME / 27 JUN 2017

An annual report on the global state of human trafficking suggests that the majority of Latin American countries still do not fully comply with US standards for combatting the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 4 MAY 2017

Experts say unauthorized migration generates billions of dollars for criminal groups in Latin America, earnings that are set to grow as a result of tightening US immigration policies.

GUATEMALA / 28 MAR 2017

Central American undocumented migrants are shifting to maritime transportation, according to a recent report, likely as a result of Mexico's crackdown on land routes, a trend that would likely increase…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 24 FEB 2017

The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security visited Mexico in what appears to be an attempt to ease tensions between the two countries, but statements contradicting earlier US presidential…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 22 FEB 2017

In a number of ways, the Trump administration's plan to curb illegal immigration in the United States could facilitate the type of crime that it purports to stop.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 23 JAN 2017

A series of reports highlight how rampant crime and insecurity have spurred Venezuelans to leave their home country, a perhaps overlooked driver of migration amid the country's ongoing economic crisis…

CUBA / 16 JAN 2017

The end of the US government's preferential status for Cuban migrants could result in short-term gains but long-term pain for human smuggling networks in Latin America.

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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…

ANALYSIS

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. …

ANALYSIS

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…