All About Police Reform

ARGENTINA / 10 MAR 2020

Argentina’s inability to contain a new wave of violent murders in the strategically located city of Rosario has exposed a deeply fragmented criminal landscape and the urgent need for deep…

COLOMBIA / 6 FEB 2020

A murky investigation into the assassination of a leading prosecutor in Cali puts at risk the country's ability to protect the lawyers and judges investigating organized crime -- who have…

EL SALVADOR / 4 OCT 2019

A hit squad in El Salvador that included police officers, including some from elite units, gunned down dozens of people, underscoring how nearly 30 years after the country's civil war,…

MEXICO / 20 SEP 2019

The majority of police officers across Mexico are unfit for duty three years after the government established a firm timeframe for reforming the institution, underscoring the clear lack of political…

MEXICO / 9 SEP 2019

Police in Mexico's northern state of Sonora are resigning as many of their colleagues are violently killed but the government is plugging the gap with its new National Guard, instead…

MEXICO / 21 AUG 2019

The arrest of a town's entire police department in Mexico's state of Chihuahua reflects just how insidious police corruption continues to be in the country, with governments at all levels…

HONDURAS / 26 JUL 2019

Honduras has created an elite force to keep tabs on former police officers purged from the security services for suspected criminal activity, but there are reasons to fear it may…

MEXICO / 13 JUN 2019

The number of mob lynchings in Mexico nearly tripled last year -- a sign citizens gravely distrust police and would rather take justice into their own hands.

ARGENTINA / 27 MAY 2019

The arrest of the federal police chief in Argentina's strategically located province of Santa Fe on drug trafficking charges has forced authorities to once again deny that corruption is endemic…

BOLIVIA / 1 MAY 2019

A number of high-ranking police officials in Bolivia have been arrested for their suspected links to a drug trafficker wanted for years by police in Brazil.

GUATEMALA / 28 MAR 2019

A series of arrests in Guatemala has brought down a criminal group made up of police officers working as drug dealers and hitmen, showing how the country has not been…

MEXICO / 20 MAR 2019

Mexico’s new National Guard is another step closer to taking up arms, but the logic behind the agency’s creation and its potential for improving the nation’s security remain uncertain.

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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Combating Environmental Crime in Colombia

15 JUN 2021

InSight Crime presented findings from an investigation into the main criminal activities fueling environmental destruction in Colombia.