The rise of synthetic drugs, in particular fentanyl and methamphetamine, has changed the landscape of opportunity for drug traffickers in Latin America. Highly potent and highly addictive, synthetic narcotics are…
A lack of regulation surrounding how crypto-currencies are used by organized crime has left Latin America dangerously exposed.
InSight Crime sat down with Suriname's President Chan Santokhi to discuss the multiple criminal challenges ahead for the country.
As gold prices have skyrocketed, a boom in mining across the Amazon Basin has flourished, leaving a deep environmental footprint.
Honduras has freed dozens of individuals tied to organized crime a year after reforming its money laundering law.
US dollars have been flooding into Venezuela and Ecuador, with authorities unaware of how widespread their use has become…
Homicides and drug trafficking are pushing up crime levels in Uruguay and authorities are unable to stop it.
President Luis Abinader has vowed to root out corruption in the Dominican Republic. But this is much easier said than done.
The case of a Honduran broker who laundered cartel money has shed light on the importance of US banks.
Former Paraguay president, Horacio Cartes, is accused of money laundering at home, with US authorities also on his tail.
Pressure from the US and at home may finally strip away the impunity enjoyed by Paraguay's powerful former president, Horacio Cartes.
Dario Messer, one of the most audacious money launderers in Latin American history, is facing jail time in Brazil but may never answer for his crimes in Paraguay.
A protagonist in one of Brazil’s most infamous corruption scandals is behind bars again, accused of participating in an international drug trafficking scheme alongside a state politician and a scandal-tainted…