All About Mexico

KIDNAPPING / 21 DEC 2010

The mystery surrounding the kidnapping of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a leader in the National Action Party (PAN) and one of the most powerful politicians in Mexico, has not ended…

KIDNAPPING / 21 DEC 2010

Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a former Senator, presidential candidate, and longtime political 'Jefe' of the National Action Party (PAN) was freed on Monday, but the mystery of who took him…

INFOGRAPHICS / 20 DEC 2010

Thieves tapping into an oil pipeline caused a huge explosion Sunday that killed at least 28 people in San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla. This is the latest and most dramatic incident of…

EL VICEROY / 18 DEC 2010

In July 2009, the Eastern District of New York filed an indictment against Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy," one of the leaders of the Juarez Cartel. Carrillo…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 18 DEC 2010

After a 24-hour strike by doctors in Ciudad Juarez, the government has promised more security for health care professionals in that embattled city.

MEXICO / 15 DEC 2010

According to the 2010 National Survey of Insecurity (Encuesta Nacional de Inseguridad), the vast majority -77.8 percent- of Mexicans have little or no confidence in federal public security officials. …

GUATEMALA / 15 DEC 2010

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by the international whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, state department officials are highly concerned by Mexico’s weak efforts to control its border with Guatemala.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 DEC 2010

The Mexican government has done little to protect migrants from organized criminal groups like the Zetas, says a report released Tuesday. …

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 DEC 2010

"This report analyzes the rise in kidnappings of migrants who travel through Mexico and the apparent indifference of the Mexican government to address the multiple abuses they suffer."…

MEXICO / 14 DEC 2010

The hottest book in Mexico this Christmas season is called 'Los Señores del Narco' (loosely translated, 'The Drug Traffickers'). Using testimonies and official reports gathered during a five-year investigation, the…

MEXICO / 13 DEC 2010

Reprinted with perimission from James Bosworth, of Bloggings by Boz. …

EL CHAYO / 11 DEC 2010

After the death of its top leader, the Familia Michoacana is injured, but it is far from done. The government's attempt to clear President Felipe Calderon's home state of this…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Escaping Barrio 18

27 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an investigation charting the story of Desafío, a 28-year-old Barrio 18 gang member who is desperate to escape gang life. But there’s one problem: he’s…

THE ORGANIZATION

Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

THE ORGANIZATION

World Looks to InSight Crime for Mexico Expertise

13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

THE ORGANIZATION

Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…