All About Police Reform

KIDNAPPING / 10 JUN 2015

Authorities in Venezuela have arrested eight members of the national police force on suspicion of kidnapping, the latest sign that reform efforts have failed to root out corruption within the…

ARGENTINA / 4 MAY 2015

Argentina's Cordoba province has instituted a new anti-drug police force following a corruption scandal involving a previous agency, one of several recent developments indicating the challenges the country faces in…

ARGENTINA / 21 APR 2015

Argentina's Buenos Aires province registered over 1,000 complaints of torture perpetrated by security forces in 2014, suggesting that abuses are a widespread problem in this part of the country, which…

MEXICO / 16 APR 2015

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees are being recruited by Mexican cartels to help smuggle drugs across the US-Mexico border, according to testimony from the Inspector General, highlighting the inability…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 5 APR 2015

Former Miami Police Lieutenant Ralph Mata's involvement in drug and arms trafficking, as well as money laundering, shows just how important a high-ranking policeman can be to a drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 20 MAR 2015

A top-level prosecutor in the Dominican Republic said the military and police are involved in 90 percent of organized crime cases, putting a hard number to official involvement in criminal…

ARGENTINA / 18 MAR 2015

Police in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina lose a firearm every 48 hours, according to a report from a government commission, further damaging the credibility of a police force…

POLICE REFORM / 2 MAR 2015

Venezuela dismantled the police force of its second-largest city based on allegations of ties to organized crime, although members of the country's opposition have said the measure is politically motivated. …

HONDURAS / 2 MAR 2015

Retired military General Julian Pacheco, who began serving as Honduras' new minister of security this year, faces some big challenges in the Central American country, the most violent in the…

ECUADOR / 18 FEB 2015

In 2011, Ecuador was one of the most violent countries in Latin America; the homicide rate had risen to over 22 per 100,000. That year, the government set a goal…

BARRIO 18 / 10 FEB 2015

In the first 15 days of 2015, police were killed in El Salvador at a rate five times higher than during 2014. In response, the government said officers could shoot…

BRAZIL / 6 FEB 2015

There are several reasons why more people are getting hit by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro, a troubling phenomenon that's indicative of challenges involving the city's pacification strategy.

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InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

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InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

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Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

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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…