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New study asks why drug cartels went to war in Mexico
A new study from two leading researchers ties Mexico's current security crisis to the unforeseen... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Study Sheds New Light on Roots of Mexico Cartel Wars

More than 450 private security agencies in El Salvador are operating illegally
Police in El Salvador say that a legal technicality is preventing them from holding private... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Struggles to Enforce Regulations on Private Security Firms

Brazil is in a state of "national emergency" due to rising insecurity
Brazil's president has described a deepening, nationwide crisis of insecurity as a "national... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Lacks Coherent Plan to Deal With ‘National Emergency’ of Insecurity

350 tons of octopus have been stolen in Mexico in the last month
More than a dozen trailers transporting multi-ton shipments of frozen octopus have been reported... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Tentacles of Organized Crime in Mexico Extend to Octopus Theft

In Nariño, honest work is at a premium
Surrounded by several of his ministers, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced October... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

New Plan for Tumaco, Colombia Is Just Old Plan Repackaged

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto
New documents have reportedly revealed that Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto had his 2012... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Was Mexico President’s 2012 Campaign Funded by Odebrecht?

Guatemala police arresting suspects in municipal corruption case
Guatemala prosecutors arrested a group of local officials who they say carried out a popular and... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Arrests, Charges Local Officials for Embezzlement

Two prisoners who 'escaped' after kidnapping
A criminal group in Mexico reportedly kidnapped a prison director and his son to use as a... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

In Mexico: A Kidnapping, a Negotiation, then an ‘Escape’

Dudley and Quinones discuss heroin trade
In our October 26 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley and "Dreamland"... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Weekly InSight: The DEA and the Heroin Crisis in the United States

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announces the country's largest-ever contraband sting
Merchandise seized during Colombia's largest-ever anti-contraband operation was allegedly linked to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Sinaloa Cartel Drug Money Behind Colombia’s Biggest-Ever Contraband Sting

An illegal logger in Peru
The United States has blocked imports from a Peru timber exporter suspected of illegal logging in a... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

US Makes Commercial Move to Reduce Illegal Logging in Peru

Prescription drug poisoning is the leading cause of US drug overdoses
The homegrown problem of prescription painkiller abuse continues to be the biggest, deadliest drug... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Greatest Drug Threat to the United States Is Homegrown: DEA