All About NarcoCulture

MEXICO / 28 JUL 2017

In "Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man," former Tijuana Cartel enforcer Martin Corona traces his rise through the ranks of the hegemonic crime group during the 1990s, but includes surprisingly few revelations…

MEXICO / 27 JUL 2017

In our July 27 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Gerardo Reyes, the vice president of the investigative unit at Univision, about film and television portrayals of…

EL CHAPO / 22 JUL 2017

InSight Crime Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello reflects on the new television series "El Chapo" in light of her experience covering the real-life crime boss, drug-related violence and other security issues…

COLOMBIA / 7 JUL 2017

In our July 6 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and independent journalist Angelika Albaladejo talked about her recent investigation of hip hop violence prevention programs throughout…

EL CHAPO / 5 JUL 2017

A new book presents a blistering critique of both the origins of the US approach to organized crime and the application of the current policy.

BRAZIL / 9 JUN 2017

Hip hop culture has long been associated with gangs, violence and vandalism. But a wide range of actors in Latin America are attempting to work past longstanding…

MEXICO / 6 JUN 2017

One media outlet in Mexico has poked fun at Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's international cultural prominence with a spoof article claiming he will be immortalized in a new video game.

MEXICO / 1 MAY 2017

Leaving narco messages in instances when a victim is killed in a bloodthirsty manner is a strategy employed by criminal groups to gain "respect" and "build a reputation among their…

COLOMBIA / 4 APR 2017

He often describes himself as the "living memory" of the Medellín Cartel, but the truth is that Jhon Jairo Velásquez was an assassin for Pablo Escobar, the infamous drug lord.

MEXICO / 8 MAR 2017

A new documentary provides a detailed look at the inner workings of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, from mules loaded down with sacks of marijuana to the methamphetamine cooks working on the…

BOLIVIA / 6 MAR 2017

A French company is set to release a video game in which Bolivia is portrayed as a narco-state infiltrated by Mexican cartels, an illustration of the expanding number of entertainment…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 FEB 2017

Mexico City will have a brand new attraction starting on February 5: the "Corruptour" will bring its passengers in an old school bus to ten places in Mexico's capital that…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.