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ARGENTINA / 12 JAN 2016

Argentina authorities have captured three recently escaped fugitives serving time for the politically-charged "Triple Crime" murder case. …

MEXICO / 11 JAN 2016

The President of Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has called for a reopening of the debate on the "single command" security policy (known as "mando unico"), as the pace of its…

BRAZIL / 7 JAN 2016

Alarming 2015 statistics on military police violence in São Paulo, Brazil, may yet spark renewed concerns over how police are being trained across the country.

MEXICO / 4 JAN 2016

A mayor in central Mexico has been murdered just one day after taking office in political violence that could cause shock waves for one of the government's flagship security policies.

DRUG POLICY / 23 NOV 2015

Recent reports on drug laws in Latin America point towards a harsh cycle of ever increasing punishment that fails to achieve security objectives and fills prisons.

HONDURAS / 19 NOV 2015

A new report on mismanagement and lack of transparency within Honduras' security apparatus highlights the threat of corruption coming from within weak government institutions. …

JUDICIAL REFORM / 14 OCT 2015

Mexico has inaugurated a program to train police in proper evidence collection methods as part of its transition to a new adversarial judicial system, but endemic police corruption will likely prove an…

BRAZIL / 12 OCT 2015

Nine police officers were recently arrested on suspicion of participating in a killing spree in São Paulo, raising concerns over a new cycle of police-criminal retribution killings in Brazil.

MEXICO / 8 OCT 2015

The United Nations has urged Mexico to begin removing military personnel from policing functions, yet doing so may prove difficult in a country where soldiers have come to…

POLICE REFORM / 9 SEP 2015

Over 100 Venezuelan security officials have been linked to extortion this year, a reflection of the nation's crumbling state and dire economic situation. …

EPP / 1 SEP 2015

There are increasing signs that Paraguay's security forces are in upheaval, enabling a small guerrilla group to carry out high-profile kidnappings and attacks on infrastructure.  …

EL SALVADOR / 20 AUG 2015

El Salvador is at a crossroads. Security forces and sophisticated street gangs are locked into what increasingly looks like a civil war, albeit without the obvious political component.

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…

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Exploring Climate Change and Organized Crime

10 SEP 2021

In July, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley moderated a panel for the Climate Reality Project's regional series of workshops for young climate activists in the Americas. The week-long event…

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Gearing Up a New Class of Interns

3 SEP 2021

InSight Crime is readying its newest class of interns – from universities in Europe and the Americas – to begin investigative work on a number of high-impact projects. For the…

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Tracking Environmental Crime in the Amazon

27 AUG 2021

Next week, InSight Crime launches an investigation – conducted with Brazilian think-tank the Igarapé Institute – on the sophisticated organized crime structures and armed groups that…