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BRAZIL / 13 JAN 2017

An official intelligence report determined that the Peru-to-Brazil cocaine trade is worth $4.5 billion each year, spurring the growth of national and local gangs in Brazil's remote Amazon region, which…

BRAZIL / 9 JAN 2017

Nearly 100 prisoners have been killed in Brazil since the start of the year, in a display of extreme violence reportedly spurred by a gang war unfolding in a penitentiary…

BARRIO 18 / 2 JAN 2017

Welcome to InSight Crime's GameChangers 2016, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas. This year we put a spotlight on crime and corruption among…

AMIGOS DOS AMIGOS / 5 DEC 2016

Police in Brazil intercepted gang communications suggesting the First Capital Command is expanding in the state of Rio de Janeiro, potentially paving the way for violent confrontations with the now-rival…

BRAZIL / 23 NOV 2016

More than 30 lawyers in Brazil have been arrested for their alleged links to one of the country's most powerful prison gangs, raising difficult questions about the role attorneys can…

BRAZIL / 9 NOV 2016

Prison murders have surged 60 percent in parts of northern Brazil, a potential sign of the serious repercussions of a new war between the country's two most powerful gangs.

BRAZIL / 26 OCT 2016

Brazil's two most powerful criminal organizations have broken a long-standing alliance and are fighting each other in a battle that authorities warn could spill onto the streets of Latin America's…

BRAZIL / 18 OCT 2016

Violent clashes between the Red Command and the First Capital Command prison gangs have left 18 dead in Brazil, potentially signalling cracks in the longtime alliance between two of the country's most…

BARRIO 18 / 30 SEP 2016

Prison gangs in Central America and Brazil have evolved from small predatory groups to sophisticated criminal organizations with an ability to create mayhem that extends far beyond penitentiary walls or…

BRAZIL / 20 JUL 2016

The United Nations' 2016 World Drug Report's finding that Brazil is the most frequent country of departure for cocaine going to African, Asian and European markets has refocused attention on…

DRUG POLICY / 22 JUN 2016

Paraguay's top counternarcotics official has resigned after a botched security operation left a three-year-old girl dead, removing a controversial figure that nevertheless kept the drug issue high on the agenda…

PARAGUAY / 16 JUN 2016

A prominent businessman who had been linked to drug trafficking was gunned down by a group of heavily armed men in eastern Paraguay, which may be part of an ongoing…

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Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

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13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…

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‘Ndrangheta Investigation, Exclusive Interview With Suriname President Make Waves

2 DEC 2022

Two weeks ago, InSight Crime published an investigation into how Italian mafia clan the ‘Ndrangheta built a cocaine trafficking network from South America to ‘Ndrangheta-controlled Italian ports. The investigation generated…