All About Peru

COCA / 7 MAR 2019

A drop in coffee prices is forcing hundreds of Peruvian farmers to seek work in coca plantations-a sign that the country, like its neighbor Colombia, is seeing a boom…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 MAR 2019

Organized crime structures are known to be moving entire arsenals from Peru into Ecuador and on to armed groups within Colombia. However, the full details about the origins of these…

ARGENTINA / 20 FEB 2019

Since beginning in Brazil with the “Operation Car Wash” (“Operação Lava Jato”) investigation in 2014, the Odebrecht corruption scandal has been headline news across Latin America. Presidents, lawmakers, and business…

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 FEB 2019

With four former presidents embroiled in corruption scandals, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra described 2019 as the year of the fight against corruption and impunity. But in a twist as unfortunate and…

ARGENTINA / 22 JAN 2019

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and beyond, 2018 was…

GENDER AND CRIME / 7 JAN 2019

Sharon welcomes us to her home in the baking jungle of Pucallpa. She wears sandals and a long dress with her hair tied back. She has finished serving dinner…

PERU / 20 DEC 2018

The arrest of businessman and former president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation, Edwin Oviedo, opens a new chapter in the profitable relationship between soccer and corruption in Latin America.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 23 NOV 2018

The recent arrest of the former director of Peru’s national police as part of a group accused of leading a baby trafficking network revealed the level of corruption in the…

CONTRABAND / 1 NOV 2018

A new report shows how sales of illegal alcohol in Latin America make for a booming contraband industry that is hardly ever held accountable.

COCA / 18 OCT 2018

Drug trafficking routes out of Peru have taken a new direction in recent years, suggesting a shake up in the criminal networks operating in the country and the emergence of…

BRAZIL / 11 SEP 2018

New immigration restrictions announced by some countries in Latin America to stem the tide of migrants fleeing Venezuela could create a boomerang effect in the region, and may encourage criminal…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 10 AUG 2018

The recent capture of several members of a Venezuela criminal group in Peru illustrates how criminals in the troubled Andean nation are migrating and sometimes carrying their criminal habits with…

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.

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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.