All About Security Policy

SECURITY POLICY / 8 JAN 2014

The murder of the 2004 Miss Venezuela winner has sparked a wave of concern over the country's security situation, forcing the government to confront a major issue it has previously…

HONDURAS / 20 DEC 2013

Honduras' lame duck president has announced the removal of controversial national police commander Juan Carlos "El Tigre" Bonilla, raising the question: why now?…

HONDURAS / 3 DEC 2013

Honduras' new president-elect has vowed to enforce hardline security policies to combat drug trafficking and gang activity in the region's most violent country, but his ability to deliver may be…

INFOGRAPHICS / 1 DEC 2013

A year into President Enrique Peña Nieto's tenure in Mexico, the country’s criminal landscape is largely the same as prior to his arrival, though a number of modifications suggest the…

MEXICO / 28 NOV 2013

In the view of Mexico's government, coordination in the national security strategy is an end in itself, independent from the goals they are pursuing and from the policies…

BOLIVIA / 26 NOV 2013

Bolivia’s interior minister has admitted the country has “technological weaknesses” that make it difficult to properly track incoming drug flights, but failed to acknowledge the country’s more direct role in…

EPP / 22 NOV 2013

Paraguay's new head of state declared a frontal assault on the northern EPP guerrillas in August, but just shy of 100 days into his presidency, there is little sign the…

HOMICIDES / 22 NOV 2013

A new UN report finds that organized crime bears a complex relationship to rising insecurity and violence in Latin America, which is influenced by a host of other factors, a…

MEXICO / 6 NOV 2013

The list of Mexico's 122 most wanted criminals cited by the president does not exist, according to state institutions, reviving long standing questions about transparency in Mexico's drug war.  …

BRAZIL / 28 OCT 2013

A new report examines aggressive attempts by Brazil's government to secure the country's borders by building regional alliances, the results of which have echoed the successes, failures, and regional tensions…

SECURITY POLICY / 6 SEP 2013

The governments of Central America have announced plans to create a regional body to centralize security initiatives, a move that may help tackle the free movement of criminal groups across…

HOMICIDES / 29 AUG 2013

As debate continues over claims by Mexico's president that his security policies are behind a drop in violence, statistics showing rapid growth in the number of kidnappings stand as a…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…

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Coverage of Fallen Paraguay Prosecutor Makes Headlines

20 MAY 2022

The murder of leading anti-crime prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, while on honeymoon in Colombia, has drawn attention to the evolution of organized crime in Paraguay. While 17 people have been arrested…