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 in connection with this murder, there is still little clarity about the assassination. InSight Crime’s analysis of Pecci’s murder, as well as our coverage of Paraguay’s main criminal groups, has made headlines in Paraguay, the United States, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.
Meanwhile, InSight Crime’s landmark report on Venezuela’s Cocaine Revolution continues to have international repercussions after it revealed the extent to which the country has become a cocaine producer. Media organizations in Spain, Mexico and Colombia referenced our report to discuss the latest happenings in Venezuela, such as Russian weapons allegedly making their way to guerrilla groups. Additionally, opposition politicians directly referred to our investigation during a parliamentary debate to warn about the government’s involvement in drug trafficking.