All About Police Reform

JUDICIAL REFORM / 15 MAR 2017

A new report says harrowing corruption and violence have transformed Mexico's Veracruz into a "state of terror," and suggests that only a compete overhaul can reform it.

HONDURAS / 2 MAR 2017

Honduras Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla was elected by congress in September 2013, in a controversial process driven largely by the interests of the ruling National Party. But Chinchilla has altered…

BRAZIL / 8 FEB 2017

A military police strike that began late last week in southern Brazil has led to widespread looting and violence, calling into question just how much responsibility this notoriously lethal unit…

ARGENTINA / 2 FEB 2017

The security minister of Buenos Aires province has indicated that authorities plan to continue an ongoing effort to reform the provincial police, a campaign that has already uncovered widespread corruption…

HONDURAS / 2 FEB 2017

Security officials in Honduras announced that the National Police will adopt new uniforms designed to combat officer impersonation, a noteworthy step toward combating a longstanding problem.

COSTA RICA / 31 JAN 2017

Costa Rica has decided to drastically shorten the selection and training process of its police officers, a measure that will quickly increase police presence in troubled areas but may negatively…

HONDURAS / 24 JAN 2017

The president of Honduras has announced that a reform commission designed to purge the country's police forces will continue its work until 2018, a move that could strengthen his bid…

HONDURAS / 12 JAN 2017

Authorities in Honduras have dismantled several networks of allegedly corrupt law enforcement officers, a positive sign for the country's efforts to purge its police institution but also a reminder of…

HONDURAS / 16 DEC 2016

Gunmen riding in a car attempted to assassinate a member of the civilian-led Honduras Police Reform Commission, leaving one of his bodyguards dead and the various commission members shaken.

CIACS / 15 DEC 2016

Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a longtime US ally -- finds himself treading water amidst a flurry of accusations about corruption and…

POLICE REFORM / 15 DEC 2016

The government of Venezuela has promoted a heavy-handed approach to citizen security. According to non-governmental organizations, "People's Liberation" campaigns have claimed over 800 lives in…

HONDURAS / 4 NOV 2016

Authorities in Honduras are investigating legal officials who allegedly accepted bribes to wipe clean the records of officers removed from their posts in a police purge, exposing a new layer…

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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…

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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. …

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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…