All About Human Smuggling

EL SALVADOR / 4 APR 2016

Human Rights Watch has chronicled violent drivers of the continuing child migration crisis, as well as how the US government has stealthily outsourced to Mexico the job of returning…

DISPLACEMENT / 14 JAN 2016

The United States will increase the number of refugees it accepts who are fleeing rampant violence in Central America's Northern Triangle region, in recognition of the dangers migrants face both…

ARGENTINA / 7 DEC 2015

Seven Syrians traveling under Greek passports have been arrested in Argentina, underscoring the need to address human smuggling and the availability of illegal documentation.

GUATEMALA / 25 NOV 2015

Guatemala has passed tough new laws against smugglers in a bid to stem the flow of undocumented migrants to the United States. However, the legislation does little to address the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 10 NOV 2015

A new report suggests that Mexico's increased enforcement against migrants along its southern border has made migrants more vulnerable to violence. …

COLOMBIA / 13 MAY 2015

Colombian authorities have recently detained large groups of migrants originating from as far as Asia and Africa, highlighting shifting migration trends and underlining Colombia's strategic importance to these human smuggling…

CARIBBEAN / 29 APR 2015

The United States and the Bahamas have signed an agreement to facilitate combating transnational criminal activity on the islands, including the horrific crime of human trafficking. …

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 27 APR 2015

Criminal groups in Mexico have kidnapped and extorted migrants for years, but their ability to prey upon people embarking on the perilous journey to the United States may well be…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 1 APR 2015

Mexican authorities have captured an alleged member of the Zetas implicated in the 2010 massacre of 72 immigrants, which arguably marked a tipping point in Mexico's war against organized…

ECUADOR / 31 MAR 2015

Ecuadorian children are leaving, by the dozens, for the United States. They don't carry visas and they pack light. …

EL SALVADOR / 17 NOV 2014

The meeting between Central American Presidents and US Vice President Joe Biden to deal with the crisis of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) from that region illustrated the sides remain…

ARGENTINA / 15 OCT 2014

Chinese mafia operations in Latin America are little understood, but a recent report on these groups in Argentina illustrates how they make their presence felt via extortion, human smuggling rings,…

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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. …

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…