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Haiti's Mighty G9 Gang Alliance Tries to Keep it Together

CARIBBEAN / 14 JUN 2021

An alliance of Haitian gangs, known as G9, may be at risk as two of its founding members have fought bitterly in Port-au-Prince in recent weeks, threatening to bring further…

HAITI / 28 JAN 2021

The president of Haiti is urging citizens to work together with the Caribbean nation’s police force to help quell an alarming uptick in gang kidnappings for ransom, highlighting the state’s…

COVID AND CRIME / 12 JAN 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has forced migrant shelters in Mexico to close or limit capacity, exacerbating an already precarious situation for migrants vulnerable to the predations of criminal groups.

HUMAN RIGHTS / 30 JUL 2020

Mexico’s Navy has welcomed recommendations from a human rights group to accept responsibility for a number of disappearances that occurred along the US-Mexico border in 2018, seemingly confirming what locals…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 FEB 2020

Political kidnappings carried out by pro-government paramilitary groups are going unreported by officials in Nicaragua, underscoring yet another way that President Daniel Ortega is working to mask growing insecurity and…

EXTORTION / 7 NOV 2019

More than ten percent of extortion and kidnapping cases recorded in Venezuela involve members of the police and military, demonstrating the country’s continuing struggle with criminality in the security forces.

INFOGRAPHICS / 13 SEP 2019

Venezuela's northern border state of Táchira saw a jump in kidnappings during the first six months of 2019 -- a likely consequence of armed groups roaming the Venezuela-Colombia border. …

CUBA / 9 SEP 2019

Cubans now top the list of foreign criminals in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, with the region’s shifting migration landscape now having serious impacts on organized crime in…

KIDNAPPING / 25 JUN 2019

The kidnapping and murder of a university student has sparked broad concern about a rise in targeted kidnappings in Mexico City, and in particular the possible role of criminal group…

KIDNAPPING / 17 APR 2019

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently reinstated the National Search System for Missing Persons (NSSMP), raising hopes that a real effort to uncover clandestine mass graves will take place.

KIDNAPPING / 13 NOV 2018

A caravan of Central American migrants traveling to the United States has changed its intended route to avoid the Texas-Mexico border — a move that shows even such a large…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 JUL 2018

A new report shows how and where organized crime groups victimize Central American migrants in Mexico.

HOMICIDES / 30 NOV 2017

Official statistics in Mexico suggest that kidnapping cases will reach a record high this year, a consequence of the atomization of the country’s main organized crime groups. According to statistics…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

THE ORGANIZATION

Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

THE ORGANIZATION

Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.