All About Police Reform

HONDURAS / 13 JUL 2016

Honduran Security Minister Julián Pacheco says the country's drug trafficking groups have begun a process of reorganization following recent arrests and extraditions of powerful underworld players, mirroring a pattern observed…

CACHIROS / 6 JUL 2016

While speaking before the US Congress' Central America Caucus on July 6, InSight Crime Co-Director Steven Dudley outlined how drug trafficking organizations on the isthmus operate and the implications for…

GUATEMALA / 6 JUL 2016

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced the military will continue supporting police in a domestic security role, extending a controversial stopgap measure seen elsewhere in the region that is frequently…

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 JUN 2016

The United States has brought drug trafficking charges against six members of the Honduran National Police in connection with a case involving the son of an ex-president, a sign of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 JUN 2016

Members of a commission established to purge Honduras’ National Police reported receiving increased death threats just hours after three police generals were kicked off the force on the commission’s recommendation.

HONDURAS / 17 JUN 2016

A two-month old police reform commission in Honduras has already made significant progress toward cleaning up the country's notoriously troubled law enforcement institutions, commission members say.

MEXICO / 26 MAY 2016

Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong recently said that long-term security gains in the country will depend on improving socioeconomic conditions, signaling a possible shift away from the heavy-handed…

EL SALVADOR / 24 MAY 2016

El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are all facing serious financial constraints that could hinder their ability to carry out reforms to police and judicial institutions and implement new security measures.

COLOMBIA / 13 MAY 2016

Colombia's National Police has carried out the biggest purge of its ranks in over 20 years, but it will have to do much more to rebuild the credibility of an institution…

COLOMBIA / 3 MAR 2016

Following a damaging sex scandal, Colombia's new police chief is attempting to restore his institution's image while also reducing crime, although the latter task may prove more complex as a…

COLOMBIA / 17 FEB 2016

A sex scandal involving the Colombian police is unfolding at a politically sensitive time, as the force prepares to assume a key role in implementing an expected peace accord between…

BARRIO 18 / 16 FEB 2016

Contradictory testimony surrounding the death of four alleged gang members at the hands of police again focuses attention on alleged extrajudicial killings by El Salvador security forces.

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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…