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BRAZIL / 8 MAR 2011

Carnival in Latin America means revelry, skin and ‘fiesta,’ or ‘festa’ as you might say in Portuguese. But it also means organized crime. From Rio to Barranquilla to Port au…

CIACS / 1 MAR 2011

Political intrigue in Guatemala is threatening to stall efforts at police and judicial reform, as some of the country's most important reformists have been sucked into what has been labeled…

BRAZIL / 25 FEB 2011

As the Rio de Janeiro security forces continue moving community policing units into slums long controlled by criminal gangs, InSight brings an on-the-ground view about what the "pacification" process looks…

BRAZIL / 18 FEB 2011

Rio de Janeiro has named its first female police chief after a purge of the city's civil force revealed widespread corruption, as the struggle continues to pacify the favelas before…

BRAZIL / 14 FEB 2011

A blogger in Rio de Janeiro gives an on-the-ground view of some of the security advances in the the city's favelas, even as other problems – a still-powerful drug trafficker…

MEXICO / 15 DEC 2010

According to the 2010 National Survey of Insecurity (Encuesta Nacional de Inseguridad), the vast majority -77.8 percent- of Mexicans have little or no confidence in federal public security officials. …

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

Brazil sent troops and tanks into poor neighborhoods to help reinforce police units whose battles this week against criminal gangs have left 23 dead, numerous buses and cars destroyed, and…

ECUADOR / 1 NOV 2010

Chief of Ecuador police, Felipe Martinez, resigned Friday after the dramatic protests which President Correa and his supporters described as a "coup attempt."…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…