InSight Crime

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:53
At the very least, the October 2 "No" vote in the plebiscite on Colombia's peace accord opens the process to a series of modifications. At most, it could result in a complete collapse of negotiations and a return to full-scale war.
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.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:43
A wave of violence linked to criminal organizations has overshadowed Brazil's October 2 municipal elections, highlighting the extent of the political power attained by crime groups, of which many are composed of current and retired security forces and civilians.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:18
Many of Mexico's most violent cities are home to competing criminal groups and drug-fueled conflicts, a clear sign of how organized crime is contributing to the country's worsening security situation.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:31
Many of Mexico’s most violent cities are home to competing criminal groups and drug-fueled conflicts, a clear sign of how organized crime is contributing to the country's worsening security situation.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:58
Prison gangs in Central America and Brazil have evolved from small predatory groups to sophisticated criminal organizations with an ability to create mayhem that extends far beyond penitentiary walls or current prevention strategies, according to this study from the Brookings Institution.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:54
Honduras is looking to double its National Police within the next six years, an ambitious yet questionable plan given previous underwhelming attempts at police reform and the perennial issue of corruption.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:50
A prominent Mexican activist turned government official recently called attention to the ties between organized crime and the nation's mining industry, sounding an alarm that has grown increasingly loud in recent years.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:17
Colombia has finally signed a peace deal with the oldest insurgency in the Western Hemisphere. But with the country's criminal economies as strong as ever, the armed conflict is far from over.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:36
An internal investigation alleges that 81 police officers in Honduras, including high-ranking officials, have been working for an MS13 gang leader and participated in horrific crime sprees that include the massacre of 12 people at a pool hall.

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