All About Illegal Mining

ILLEGAL MINING / 5 NOV 2014

The assassination of a business leader in Mexico's coal mining industry -- who had been accused of ties to the Zetas criminal group -- is a reminder of the links…

ILLEGAL MINING / 22 OCT 2014

A leader of Peru's informal mining sector has claimed that President Ollanta Humala accepted campaign funding in the run-up to the 2011 elections, raising questions over the head of state's…

COLOMBIA / 15 SEP 2014

The death of one of Colombia's most important emerald barons marks the end of an era of relative peace and could usher in another "Green War" as rival clans fight…

ILLEGAL MINING / 5 SEP 2014

A Peruvian research institute stated that the country's illegal mining industry pulled in $3.4 billion worth of profits over the past seven years, although it's possible the actual profits are…

COLOMBIA / 3 SEP 2014

Colombia is beginning to face up to the threat of illegal mining with a series of security measures, but to be effective they will also have to overcome the decades…

AUC / 30 JUL 2014

A Dutch NGO has compiled a damning report on the alleged collusion of multinational mining companies Drummond and Glencore with paramilitaries who carried out mass murder in Colombia, offering an…

COLOMBIA / 23 JUN 2014

One of Colombia's largest gold export companies is under investigation for money laundering and ties to narco-paramilitaries, shining a light on the key role of legal companies in…

COLOMBIA / 5 JUN 2014

Since the death of controversial "Emerald Czar" Victor Carranza in April 2013, a series of attacks against members of Colombia's emerald industry have led to speculation that another "Green War"…

BOLIVIA / 5 JUN 2014

Authorities in Peru are implementing new fuel restrictions in an effort to hinder illegal mining operations, but such a measure may have the unintended effect of increasing fuel smuggling from…

ILLEGAL MINING / 15 MAY 2014

Security forces in Peru have launched a dawn helicopter raid on an illegal mining operation and dynamited $500,000 worth of equipment, as part of an ongoing initiative to attack the lucrative…

ILLEGAL MINING / 13 MAY 2014

The amount of money laundered through illegal gold mining in Peru has shot up nearly 50 percent in 18 months, in another indication of the rapid expansion of this criminal…

COLOMBIA / 7 MAY 2014

Peru and Colombia are set to coordinate their first ever joint operation against illegal gold mining as Peru begins an all out assault against the multi-billion dollar trade.

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Extensive Coverage of our Chronicles of a Cartel Bodyguard

23 SEP 2022

Our recent investigation, A Cartel Bodyguard in Mexico’s 'Hot Land', has received extensive media coverage.

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InSight Crime, American University Host Illegal Fishing Panel

19 SEP 2022

InSight Crime and the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University discussed the findings of a joint investigation on IUU fishing at a September 9 conference.

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Impact on the Media Landscape

9 SEP 2022

InSight Crime’s first investigation on the Dominican Republic made an immediate impact on the Dominican media landscape, with major news outlets republishing and reprinting our findings, including in …

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InSight Crime Sharpens Its Skills

2 SEP 2022

Last week, the InSight Crime team gathered for our annual retreat in Colombia, where we discussed our vision and strategy for the next 12 months.  During the week, we also learned how to…

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Colombia’s Fragile Path to Peace Begins to Take Shape

26 AUG 2022

InSight Crime is charting the progress of President Gustavo Petro’s agenda as he looks to revolutionize Colombia’s security policy, opening dialogue with guerrillas, reforming the military and police, and…