All About Judicial Reform

AUC / 10 AUG 2011

Extradition to stand trial in the U.S., long the biggest fear of Colombian drug traffickers, could now be a softer option, offering shorter jail terms and even impunity to criminals.

HOMICIDES / 3 AUG 2011

Official statistics suggest that the surge in drug violence in Mexico is overwhelming the nation’s institutions, with the justice system struggling to keep up with the ever-growing number…

JUDICIAL REFORM / 2 AUG 2011

Federal prosecutors in 21 of Mexico’s 31 states have resigned en masse from their posts, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office.

JUDICIAL REFORM / 13 JUL 2011

A Central American business federation has come out against the imposition of new "security taxes" to fund governments' fight against organized crime in the region.

JUDICIAL REFORM / 6 JUL 2011

Marisela Morales is just a couple of months into her tenure as Mexico’s attorney general, but she already has a mountain of issues weighing down on her.

JUDICIAL REFORM / 28 JUN 2011

Mexico’s efforts to reform its weak and widely mistrusted judicial system have broad support among legal professionals, though many are skeptical that it will reduce crime, according to a study.

JUDICIAL REFORM / 16 JUN 2011

Mexico's ability to swiftly apprehend suspects in the most high-profile cases, like the murder of the son of poet and campaigner Javier Sicilia, raises questions about the massive…

CIACS / 13 MAY 2011

A Guatemalan court acquitted former President Alfonso Portillo of corruption charges, in a major blow to the credibility of the justice system and a sign that a UN-backed commission in…

JUDICIAL REFORM / 29 APR 2011

More than 70 percent of all federal arrests in Mexico never reach trial, highlighting deficiencies in the justice system which are at least as important as issues like…

JUDICIAL REFORM / 4 APR 2011

Mexico's Attorney General Arturo Chavez stepped down this week after just a year and a half in office. Most media reports cite his poor performance as the reason for his…

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InSight Crime's Chemical Precursor Report continues to be a reference in the region

19 MAY 2023

For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…

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InSight Crime’s Chemical Precursor Report Widely Cited

THE ORGANIZATION / 12 MAY 2023

We are proud to see that our recently published investigation into the supply chain of chemical precursors feeding Mexico’s synthetic drug production has been warmly received.

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InSight Crime’s Paraguay Election Coverage Draws Attention 

5 MAY 2023

InSight Crime looked at the various anti-organized crime policies proposed by the candidates in Paraguay’s presidential election, which was won on April 30 by Santiago Peña. Our pre-election coverage was cited…

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InSight Crime Cited in OAS, CARICOM Reports

28 APR 2023

This week, InSight Crime’s work was cited nine times in a new report by the Organization of American States (OAS) titled “The Impact of Organized Crime on Women,…

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InSight Crime Staff Cited as Experts by International Media

21 APR 2023

This week, InSight Crime deputy editor, Juan Diego Posada, was interviewed by the Associated Press about connections between the ex-FARC mafia and Brazilian criminal groups, and…