All About US/Mexico Border

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 JUL 2018

A new report shows how and where organized crime groups victimize Central American migrants in Mexico.

BARRIO AZTECA / 3 JUL 2018

The recent arrest of a top Barrio Azteca leader in Mexico offers additional insight into the criminal and drug trafficking dynamics along the US-Mexico border at a time when US…

FEATURED / 2 JUL 2018

Voters in Mexico elected a new president who has promised to clean up a graft-ridden government and move the country away from a deeply entrenched militarized approach to combating organized…

BARRIO 18 / 29 JUN 2018

In our June 28 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Steve Dudley and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed how the "zero-tolerance" immigration policies of the administration of US President…

BARRIO 18 / 20 JUN 2018

The Trump administration’s stated purpose of “zero tolerance” of illegal immigration on US borders is to lower crime rates, but research shows that the net effect may be the opposite.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 MAY 2018

US President Donald Trump has approved a new reform that will ease firearm export controls for US weapons manufacturers, which could have an adverse effect on the number of US-sourced…

MEXICO / 23 MAR 2018

A new report has revealed that the Mexican states with the highest rates of disappearances are located along the US-Mexico border, illustrating how both crime groups and security forces in…

EL SALVADOR / 3 MAR 2018

Mexico authorities have arrested an MS13 leader in Tijuana, disrupting another attempt by the gang to create a small international drug trafficking pipeline into the United States.

DRUG POLICY / 2 FEB 2018

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the lucrative industry, and how growing…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 31 JAN 2018

President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union Address to blame the expansion and violence of the MS13 gang in the US on the "deadly loopholes" in the…

COCA / 5 JAN 2018

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has flailed during his first year in office, with his administration alienating key international allies, backing flawed anti-crime strategies…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 NOV 2017

A new report says that human smugglers in Mexico are turning to cargo trucks and less traveled routes to reach the United States, which pose a new set…

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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…

ANALYSIS

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. …

ANALYSIS

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…