InSight Crime

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:48
A multi-country operation has dismantled a human smuggling ring described as the largest criminal organization bringing Dominican migrants to Chile, as those fleeing physical and economic insecurity continue to seek the "Chilean Dream" in a country known for low crime rates and economic stability.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:47
Former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca and several members of his administration have been arrested on corruption-related charges, another indication that accountability may be finally reaching the country's political elites.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:44
An alleged front man for fugitive Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has acquired a string of properties in a suburb of Houston, Texas, offering a further demonstration of the importance of the United States in laundering the proceeds of criminal activity in Mexico.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:39
Two videos reveal another layer of secret negotiations between El Salvador’s ruling party, the FMLN, and leaders of the three main gangs in El Salvador. The two videos FMLN members meeting with leaders of the MS13 and the two factions of the Barrio 18 gang, and pledging to provide millions of dollars in aid to the gang members.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:35
The presidents of Colombia and Mexico have promised to deepen cooperation on matters of organized crime and security as both countries continue to struggle with longstanding problems related to criminal groups.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:06
A study linking a percentage of Mexico's homicides to organized crime offers a different view of the rising violence depicted through government homicide figures, which do not discriminate between all killings and those related to criminal groups.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:22
Brazil's two most powerful criminal organizations have broken a long-standing alliance and are fighting each other in a battle that authorities warn could spill onto the streets of Latin America's most populous nation.
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.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:18
Colombia's Attorney General has announced what appears to be the first ever seizure of mining-related FARC assets, potentially stirring up the already turbulent process of finding a resolution to the FARC peace crisis.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:47
Colombia's Defense Minister has voiced serious concerns that the FARC guerrilla group may break apart if the government does not work fast to reach a new peace accord -- a politically charged process that looks set to be a slow one.

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