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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…

MEXICO / 2 FEB 2017

Activists in Mexico have created the world's first "Corruptionary," a wry collection of Mexican lexicon regarding graft that carries a serious message about just how deeply ingrained corruption and crime…

MEXICO / 25 JAN 2017

A report by Mexican researchers has revealed the extent to which young people currently imprisoned in the country are involved with organized crime groups.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 17 JAN 2017

A new collection of essays tackles patterns of cultish behavior and ritualized violence among illegal groups across the globe, from the Zetas and the Familia Michoacana to Al Qaeda and…

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Oceans Pillaged in Central America and the Caribbean

5 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

1 JUL 2022

Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…