The discovery of mass graves in Bolívar, Venezuela, has revealed how criminals control illegal mining through violence and murder.
Illegal gold mining in the remote Ecuadorian province of Napo has grown at a staggering rate. Environmental crime has grown in parallel.
Lake Titicaca serves as a crossroads for varied criminal economies, from cocaine shipments to trafficking the frogs that live along its banks.
InSight Crime sat down with Suriname's President Chan Santokhi to discuss the multiple criminal challenges ahead for the country.
The Venezuelan government has placed and rogue mining gangs in its crosshairs, as the military is deployed in Bolívar.
Environmental crime is devastating the Amazon. What are these five Amazonian states doing to protect it?…
Across the countries that share the Amazon basin, corruption that facilitates environmental crime is an open secret.
As gold prices have skyrocketed, a boom in mining across the Amazon Basin has flourished, leaving a deep environmental footprint.
The Amazon is being plundered at an accelerating rate. Deforesters across Bolivia and Ecuador are emboldened to clear trees for agribusiness.
While there are some efforts to build resilience, including the passing of new legislative frameworks and some other signs of political willingness to tackle the problem, there is still a…
From unchecked agricultural development to wildlife trafficking, corruption greases the wheels of every environmental crime in the Peruvian Amazon.