All About US/Mexico Border

GULF CARTEL / 14 NOV 2017

The ongoing decline of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas has left northeastern Mexico without a single dominant criminal force. But the crime groups' longstanding rivalry has continued to see…

DRUG POLICY / 26 OCT 2017

In our October 26 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley and "Dreamland" author Sam Quinones discussed the homegrown opioid and heroin crisis in…

EL MAYO / 22 AUG 2017

The brother of a jailed former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been arrested by US authorities, raising further questions about the future of the once-dominant crime group as…

US/MEXICO BORDER / 28 JUN 2017

Undocumented immigration involves a series of deals between Central American coyotes and Mexicans. One coyote from El Salvador complains that his colleagues on the northern Mexican border are looking to…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 23 JUN 2017

Representatives of three US federal law enforcement agencies were unable to offer the Senate Judiciary Committee any conclusive evidence of links (beyond isolated cases) between groups of unaccompanied minors…

HEROIN / 5 JUN 2017

Ohio is the latest US state to take legal action against manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers. Attempts to strangle the legal supply of these drugs at home could reduce the…

EL SALVADOR / 25 MAY 2017

Police chiefs from three different US counties impacted by the MS13 street gang spoke out about policies adopted by President Donald Trump's administration during a Senate hearing on…

COLOMBIA / 19 MAY 2017

A recent visit by top US officials to Mexico and a meeting between the presidents of Colombia and the United States in Washington, DC have provided further evidence that the…

FENTANYL / 18 MAY 2017

Fentanyl seizures in Mexico are on the rise, prompting Mexico and the United States to pledge to boost bilateral efforts to combat the production and trafficking of the drug, which…

EL SALVADOR / 12 MAY 2017

In our May 11 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's coverage of shifting US policies toward Latin America, and…

EL SALVADOR / 11 MAY 2017

US aid funding for Central America will be reduced in 2017. And while news reports have largely focused on the difference in the overall amount to be allocated, there's…

MEXICO / 8 MAY 2017

A new US government report on lesser-used drug trafficking techniques such as tunnels and ultralight aircraft further undermines claims that building a border wall will halt the flow of illegal…

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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…