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Rio de Janeiro police struck a blow against the Justice League, a militia led by jailed ex-politicians, arresting five people, including three former military police officers.
The assassination of a Rio de Janeiro criminal judge, known for handling cases against the city's powerful urban militias, has called attention to the threats facing judicial authorities across Brazil.
With some of Rio de Janeiro's most crime-ridden favelas under police occupation, the next step is to build solid institutions to make sure the progress sticks, explains Rio-based blogger Julia…
Thousands of Federal Police who have overseen security in Mexico's most violent city for the past year are set to withdraw in the coming months -- but whether Ciudad…
The vice president of the Honduran Congress has claimed that police chiefs say up to 40 percent of their officers are involved in organized crime.
Brazil's government is considering changing the law so that contraband seized on the borders need not be stored by the state for the duration of court cases against alleged traffickers.
A controversial soap opera that showed Mexico's law enforcement in a flattering light was paid for by the government security agency, sparking accusations of misuse of public funds.
Two police officers and one civilian died after their car was allegedly pushed off a cliff by a members of an indigenous community in the south Mexico state of Chiapas.
A Central American business federation has come out against the imposition of new "security taxes" to fund governments' fight against organized crime in the region.
Puerto Rico's top police official has resigned, at a time when the U.S. territory faces rapidly rising crime rates and allegations of police brutality and corruption.
Seven officers are being interrogated over their suspected involvement in the murder of the director of public security in a suburb of Monterrey, north Mexico.
The president of El Salvador has accused the countrys previous governments of sponsoring organized crime, and said that an internal investigation had uncovered links between the countrys military police and…
22 SEP 2023
This week InSight Crime investigators Sara García and María Fernanda Ramírez led a discussion of the challenges posed by Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s “Total Peace” plan within urban contexts. The…
15 SEP 2023
InSight Crime’s work on emerging coca cultivation in Honduras, Guatemala, and Venezuela was cited in the Colombian government’s…
8 SEP 2023
Investigators Victoria Dittmar and María Fernanda Ramírez discussed InSight Crime’s recent investigation of a massacre in Honduras’ only women’s prison in a Twitter Spaces event on…
1 SEP 2023
Leading Mexican media outlet El Universal featured our most recent investigation, “The Geography of Human Trafficking on the US-Mexico Border,” on the front page of its August 30…
25 AUG 2023
This week, Jeremy McDermott, co-director of InSight Crime, was interviewed by La Sexta, a Spanish television channel, about the situation of extreme violence and insecurity in Ecuador…