InSight Crime's 2022 Homicide Round-Up covers more countries than ever before, with a major expansion into nations of the Caribbean.
Peru's largest seaport handles millions of tons of cargo annually, a fact that cocaine traffickers are using to their advantage.
The US is losing allies in Latin America just as production of cocaine, fentanyl, and other synthetic drugs is going through the roof.
Pedro Castillo, Peru's fallen maverick president, faces charges depressingly similar to four of his predecessors.
Peru is taking steps to tackle the threat of Venezuelan mega-gang Tren de Aragua, and have recently captured 30 members of the gang.
Lake Titicaca serves as a crossroads for varied criminal economies, from cocaine shipments to trafficking the frogs that live along its banks.
Failing prison systems and entrenched corruption mean mega-prisons holding tens of thousands won't solve insecurity in Latin America.
The capture of Tren de Aragua members will test if Peru and Chile’s prisons can hold this dangerous gang.
Increased coca cultivation in Peru provides the raw ingredient cocaine traffickers use when pushing into developing markets like Australia.
Peru coca prices are low. And that's leading to potential cocaine production in Bolivia.
InSight Crime charts the history of cocaine from agricultural extract to the basis of global criminal empires.
Indigenous communities in Brazil are using drones to fight deforestation and the frequent assaults of loggers on their lands.