Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:01
Aside from near constant talk of building "a wall" along the Mexican border and sporadic mention of Mexico's heroin distribution networks, candidates for the US presidency have paid little attention to how they would deal with organized crime and security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, so InSight Crime scanned their records and their statements to try to get a better idea.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 07:01
Peru has reformed its laws pertaining to organized crime in a context of growing public concern about the issue, but it's unclear whether the changes will have a substantial impact on crime groups operating in the country.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:27
Insecurity has now displaced inflation as Argentina’s number one concern. Narcotics gangs, increasingly from Colombia and Mexico, are using Argentina as a transit point to export more than 70 tonnes of cocaine a year to markets in Europe and Asia.Homicide rates fuelled by gang fighting have tripled over the past decade in the worst-hit areas.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:21
A recent report highlights the alleged collusion of Honduran military personnel with drug traffickers along the country's remote eastern coast, suggesting Honduras' current security force reform should also include the country's military.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:33
Authorities in Guatemala say they have arrested 365 alleged Salvadoran gang members this year, a strikingly high number that may be due to more than just repressive security policies pushing gang members out of El Salvador and into neighboring countries.
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:37
Nearly three dozen mayors, congressmen, judges, military officials and police officers in Honduras are reportedly being investigated for their connections to a drug cartel, a potentially explosive probe that could help expose the deep links between elites and organized crime in the country.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:57
Peru's government will once again implement a militarized security strategy for the coca-producing VRAEM region, a policy which will could lead to increased confrontations between authorities and the Shining Path guerrilla group.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:21
As former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe digs his claws into the carefully crafted peace agreement between Colombia's government and the FARC guerrillas, the debate over prosecuting rebel commanders for drug trafficking crimes will surely rise to the fore, providing a potentially accord-busting power to the former executive.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:41
Every day, Mexico's cartels attempt to ship untold quantities of drugs across the US border. And every day, Mexican and US authorities try to stop them. In recent years, crime groups have begun to experiment with a wide range of innovative methods.