Steven Dudley

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:03
The testimony of an alleged former Zetas' plaza boss illustrates how deep the criminal syndicate's networks penetrated Coahuila's government in Mexico, a fact that has done little to impede the political ambitions of the former governor and the party boss implicated in the case.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:39
The US government’s recent accusations against several alleged drug traffickers, among them military officials, have placed Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernández in an impossible position: between some of his staunchest local allies, including his own family, and his most important international backer.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 07:22
Central America has long been a bridge that connects the producer countries in South America to the consumer nations in the north, principally the United States. This role has led to the development of several different types of criminal organizations, some of them transnational, some of them local, and many more of them hyper-local.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 06:19
US consumption of heroin has increased significantly in the last few years. The reasons for this are complex but have to do with the increase of prescription drugs in the United States, a rise in prices of these prescription drugs and their black market counterparts, and the subsequent safeguards on this prescription medicine market, specifically OxyContin.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 07:01
A former national judge from Honduras' special court system designed to handle high profile cases against gangs and members of organized crime has been found guilty for accepting a bribe, a positive sign that the country's Attorney General's Office is starting to purge the judicial system.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:39
After the United States indicted one of Honduras' most powerful families for money laundering, conventional wisdom suggests that other corrupt elites might fear they could be next. However, sources consulted by InSight Crime say this logic does not always prevail amongst the Central American clans believed to have ties with organized crime.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:46
United States authorities arrested Yankel Rosenthal, a former government minister and president of the Honduras soccer club Marathon, which is owned by one of Honduras’ wealthiest and politically connected families.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 07:00
A series of anonymous testimonies from Barrio 18 gang members taken by El Salvador's Attorney General's Office reveal the innards of the gang's structure, operations and rules.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:08
Authorities in Mexico have captured the legendary Juarez Cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "Viceroy," who may be best remembered for presiding over the city of Juarez during what was arguably the most incredible spike in urban violence in the country's history.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:17
Lower level criminal groups have increased in size and sophistication and helped developed local criminal markets, particularly around the drug trade. The result is a criminal landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean that has become more fragmented, violent and diversified