All About Security Policy

HOMICIDES / 31 MAY 2013

Nicaragua's police chief has attributed a drop in the country's national homicide rate to an increase in police operations, although reports of criminal activity on the coastline paint a different…

BRAZIL / 30 MAY 2013

Brazil will install video surveillance cameras along the 17,000 kilometer border it shares with 10 other countries, as part of a national public security strategy aimed at combating organized crime…

MEXICO / 28 MAY 2013

The governor of Guerrero announced plans to increase security along its shared border with Michoacan, a state that has recently seen an outbreak of conflict between the Mexican government, criminal…

CARIBBEAN / 28 MAY 2013

Large quantities of cocaine are reportedly arriving to Puerto Rico via submarines originating from Venezuela, highlighting the evolving tactics used by drug traffickers and the increasing importance of the US…

BOLIVIA / 27 MAY 2013

Bolivia has turned to Venezuela as it continues its search for partners to replace the United States in providing anti-drug aid, in what may prove an unwise choice given that…

MEXICO / 26 MAY 2013

In the coming days, the Mexican government will begin to implement social programs around the country as part of its violence prevention strategy - the flip side of President Enrique…

MEXICO / 17 MAY 2013

Although the Mexican government's idea of creating a National Gendarmerie has been criticized for lack of clarity and failure to define objectives, one official has indicated…

BOLIVIA / 14 MAY 2013

Brazilian and Bolivian government ministers will plan joint initiatives in fighting organized crime during meetings this week in Santa Cruz, a southeastern city which has become a major transit point on…

HONDURAS / 10 MAY 2013

Honduras' Congress has taken up the debate over the possible establishment of a military police unit as an answer to spiralling violence, a discussion that will likely touch upon the…

BRAZIL / 30 APR 2013

Brazilian military police have peacefully occupied three Rio de Janeiro favelas prior to introducing a new police pacification unit (UPP), while the shooting of a UPP officer in another favela…

BRAZIL / 24 APR 2013

Brazil has dismantled 65 criminal organizations operating on its borders since the start of a major security initiative in 2011, according to the president, though this success is tempered by…

MEXICO / 22 MAR 2013

One of the main pillars of President Enrique Peña Nieto's new Mexico security policy -- the creation of a "single command" to coordinate policing -- is off to a rocky…

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InSight Crime’s latest investigation into a case of corruption within Guatemala's social security agency linked to the deaths of patients with kidney disease made waves in…

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On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

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InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

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In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

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InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…