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At InSight Crime’s 10th anniversary conference, presenter Robert Muggah described the primary... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

From Street Gangs to Presidents: InSight Crime’s Decade of Covering the Underworld

A 14-ton seizure of cocaine has exposed a trafficking network linking Colombian trafficking group... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Los Pachenca Seek New Sanctuary for Drug Operations at Colombia’s Tip

While ruins have long been looted to supply the black market trade in antiquities, silver and... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Chile Museum Heist Reveals Black Market in Cultural Objects

The jaguar’s head slumps over the back of an all-terrain vehicle. A lifeless paw outstretched... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Suriname’s Jaguar Trade: From Poaching to Paste

A black market for an antiviral drug used to treat coronavirus has emerged in Venezuela, revealing... ReadLeer
/ Coronavirus and Organized Crime

Brand-Name Coronavirus Drug Appears in Venezuela’s Black Market

Yet again, Peruvian security forces are seeking to force Shining Path guerrillas out a jungle... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Peru in Familiar Stalemate With Shining Path Rebels

The Colombian government has blamed drug trafficking for three massacres in the south of the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

More Than Drug Trafficking Drives Violence in Colombia’s Nariño

A Guatemala political operator accused of taking millions in bribes has surrendered after four... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Fugitive’s Return Promises New Graft Revelations in Guatemala

Both Venezuela and the United States are advancing legal cases against former officials from Citgo,... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Corruption Charges at Venezuela’s US Oil Subsidiary Fuel Tensions

On August 9, the website on which the El Salvador government publishes all of the country's... ReadLeer
/ Coronavirus and Organized Crime

Corruption Cries Mount Over Pandemic Spending in El Salvador

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has credited his crime-fighting plan for a 60 percent drop in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Homicide Drop in El Salvador: Presidential Triumph or Gang Trend?

The detention and investigation of former Colombia President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, a powerhouse in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Uribe Arrest Portends More to Come from Colombia’s Justice System