All About Police Reform

BRAZIL / 26 FEB 2019

Killings by police in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro nearly doubled in January 2019 when compared to the previous month -- suggesting that President Jair Bolsonaro's and Governor Wilson Witzel's promises of lethal…

EL SALVADOR / 21 FEB 2019

It is straight to business for El Salvador’s president-elect Nayib Bukele as he faces unparalleled expectations when it comes to tackling the country’s security policy.

MEXICO / 11 JAN 2019

Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO), was sworn in on December 1, after a five-month transition period following his landslide electoral victory. Faced with an unassailable crime…

MEXICO / 27 DEC 2018

Politicians and officials in Mexico have promised to reform the police for years, but the force continues to face the same struggles in curtailing the growing threat posed by organized…

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2018

A security operation looking to regain control of the Bolivian border town of San Matías has revealed the extent to which an absence of state institutions has led to lawlessness…

HONDURAS / 16 OCT 2018

The arrest of high-ranking Honduras police officers accused of having criminal network ties illustrates the challenges the government will have to tackle if it wants to successfully complete the purging…

HOMICIDES / 8 OCT 2018

A community-focused policing program that has produced positive results in one of Mexico’s most violent states suggests that alternative forms of policing could be a way forward to quell rising…

MEXICO / 27 SEP 2018

A proposal by the governor of Mexico’s southwest state of Guerrero to disband municipal police forces and replace them with a single unit is unlikely to rid the force of some…

AYOTZINAPA / 26 SEP 2018

The unsolved disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college in Mexico four years ago put the level of collusion between the country’s organized crime groups and security forces on stark…

CACHIROS / 12 SEP 2018

Revelations from a US judicial case linked to the Cachiros saga shed light on the key support that colluding security forces provided to the once-powerful Honduran drug trafficking organization, and…

MEXICO / 28 AUG 2018

Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has used his transition period before taking office in December to launch a series of proposals to reform the nation’s security agencies. But the…

MEXICO / 27 AUG 2018

Authorities disarmed and relieved of their duties an entire municipal police force in central Mexico amid suspicions of corruption and ties to organized crime, underscoring how rampant corruption often leaves…

About InSight Crime

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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.