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ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 NOV 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration has no plans to implement new controls on arms sales, despite acknowledging the severity of the problem of illegal arms trafficking and…

COLOMBIA / 11 NOV 2011

Several prominent Washington NGOs released a new report on how lessons from Plan Colombia can guide future U.S. policy in Mexico. The report warns against creating too…

INFOGRAPHICS / 9 NOV 2011

The current surge of drug violence does not make Mexico a failed state, but the country has a long history of pockets of outlaw territory, and these are now bigger…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 21 OCT 2011

InSight Co-director Steven Dudley talks with Douglas Farah, an award-winning journalist who worked for the Washington Post and is now a security consultant, about "super fixers." Farah uses…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 OCT 2011

William J. Krouse, a specialist in domestic security and crime policy, provides a historical and current assessment of gun control legislation in the United States. The report includes relevant statistics…

DRUG POLICY / 14 OCT 2011

Special units backed by the U.S.'s anti-drug agency DEA are touted by some as the answer for Central America's crime wave, but these bodies are by no means a one-stop…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 13 OCT 2011

InSight Co-director Steven Dudley talks to Southern Pulse Director Sam Logan about the capture of Carlos Oliva Castillo, alias "La Rana," a top operative of the Zetas…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 12 OCT 2011

The alleged Iranian plot to pay the Zetas drug gang to murder a Washington ambassador sounds like the idea of someone who has little knowledge and even less contact with…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 5 OCT 2011

For the second time, U.S. congressman Michael McCaul has called for Mexico’s drug trafficking groups to be officially designated as terrorist organizations.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 SEP 2011

General Charles Jacoby, the new head of U.S. military's Northern Command, stressed the need for closer cooperation between U.S. and Mexico in the fight against transnational organized crime.

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 16 SEP 2011

U.S. Representative Connie Mack has branded the U.S. security aid package for Mexico, the Merida Initiative, a failure and called for it to be replaced by a “counterinsurgency plan."…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 26 AUG 2011

The U.S. government is allowing Mexican police to conduct cross-border operations inside its borders, according to a report in the New York Times.

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Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

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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.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

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

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

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

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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

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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.