All About Mexico

GULF CARTEL / 19 APR 2011

Mexican police announced the discovery of five mass graves near a shooting range in the municipality of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon. According to Milenio, the security…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 18 APR 2011

Authorities this weekend captured Martin Omar Estrada Luna, alias “El Kilo,” who answered to the top levels of the Zetas criminal organization. But does Mexico even care?…

HOMICIDES / 15 APR 2011

The mayor of Ciudad Juarez denies that his city, which often tops lists of murder rates worldwide, is the most dangerous in Mexico. This is the latest in…

MEXICO / 15 APR 2011

While authorities sift through the mass graves in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, we are left to sift through the reports to figure out what happened, and why.

GULF CARTEL / 14 APR 2011

The armored cars Mexican gangs use to do battle in the contested state of Tamaulipas are increasingly technologically sophisticated, equipped with sniper platforms and James Bond-style gadgets.

MEXICO / 14 APR 2011

Witnesses of rapes, kidnappings and murder discuss traveling the "highway of death" in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state, where authorities recently unearthed a pit containing at least 127 bodies. …

EL CHAPO / 12 APR 2011

Fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias “El Chapo,” is living in the Mexican state of Durango, a U.S. anti-drug official told the press, in what could be…

MEXICO / 8 APR 2011

There was both optimism and pessimism at an anti-drug summit in Mexico. A U.S. official said rising violence is a sign that organized crime is getting weaker, while Mexico's most…

INFOGRAPHICS / 8 APR 2011

As Mexican authorities raise the body count for a mass grave discovered last week in the northern state of Tamaulipas, InSight takes a look at the phenomenon of these "narcofosas,"…

MEXICO / 7 APR 2011

Mexico's foremost human rights body says that almost 5,400 people have gone missing in the nation since 2006, the year that President Felipe Calderon was elected.

MEXICO / 6 APR 2011

Speaking at the 28th International Drug Enforcement Conference in Cancun, Mexican National Security Council representative Alejandro Poire said that the economic crisis suffered by the country in the 1970s and…

MEXICO / 5 APR 2011

Killings linked to organized crime have nearly tripled in Jalisco, from 67 in the first quarter of 2010 to 181 in the same period this year, according to federal government…

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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…