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ARGENTINA / 10 APR 2014

Argentina's largest ever anti-drug operation took place in Rosario this week, indicating authorities are feeling pressured to act against rising violence and crime levels in this gang-afflicted northeastern city.

FARC / 9 APR 2014

In a statement given before the Organization of American States, InSight Crime's Steven Dudley discusses the reality of the links between global terrorist groups and Latin American organized crime, and…

SECURITY POLICY / 8 APR 2014

The following piece comes from Dr Vanda Felbab-Brown's Potomac Institute for Policy Studies seminar entitled, "Convergence of Crime and Terrorism?" given on November 21, 2013. The seminar centered on the concept…

SECURITY POLICY / 7 APR 2014

A US military chief has appeared alongside a Guatemalan counterpart to laud the success of regional drug interdiction efforts, apparently contradicting a statement just two weeks earlier that the United…

HONDURAS / 1 APR 2014

The United States has ended the sharing of intelligence from anti-narcotics radars with Honduras in a predictable response to Honduras passing a law permitting the shooting down of drug planes.

COLOMBIA / 28 MAR 2014

US aid to Colombia has declined considerably since 2008. Counternarcotics and counterinsurgency activities, in which Washington has been heavily involved since Plan Colombia's inception in 2000, have been steadily "Colombianized."…

HONDURAS / 27 MAR 2014

The chief of Honduras' military police force has outlined plans to double the number of officers on the streets of violence-torn San Pedro Sula, though the problem of…

GUATEMALA / 26 MAR 2014

A new report from a US researcher examines the performance of Guatemala's national police force, finding that despite a years-long boost in budgetary resources, the body is underperforming amid…

HONDURAS / 26 MAR 2014

Officials from the United States and Honduras claim drug flights through the country are down 80 percent, but these statements should be approached cautiously as they have yet to provide…

BRAZIL / 24 MAR 2014

InSight Crime accompanied Rio's elite military police squad as it occupied one of the city's biggest and most violent favelas, the latest operation in the "pacification" scheme as Vila…

SECURITY POLICY / 21 MAR 2014

Facing years of failed efforts to combat the drug trade, gangs and violence, Latin American countries are expanding their focus to include "softer" policies focused on crime prevention and citizen…

MEXICO / 20 MAR 2014

A new report from a leading think tank takes a detailed look at Mexico's security agenda under President Enrique Peña Nieto, highlighting several flaws in the strategy's design.

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Oceans Pillaged in Central America and the Caribbean

5 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

1 JUL 2022

Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…