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Key Report Urges Ambitious Revision of US Anti-Drug Policy

Congress has released a sweeping report on drug policy in the Americas, laying out a long list of recommendations for curbing drug trafficking...
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The Endless War to Control Northwest Colombia’s Drug Routes

The killing of an Indigenous leader in Bahia Solano, on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, adds to mounting violence that has fueled the displacement of hundreds, as the...
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Organized Crime in 2020 – Highlights of InSight Crime’s Annual Conference

A number of Latin America’s leading academics, investigative journalists and security experts gathered virtually December 3 to discuss the most pressing...
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Submarines for Rent – The Best Option for Traffickers in Colombia

In November, the Attorney General’s Office, the Colombian Navy and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested 11 alleged members of an organization...
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Microfinance Programs Fight Back Against Loan Sharks in Colombia

A local government in Colombia is offering small, low interest loans to people struggling to make ends meet in the coronavirus pandemic, to help steer them away...
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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker...
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From Street Gangs to Presidents: InSight Crime’s Decade of Covering the Underworld

At InSight Crime’s 10th anniversary conference, presenter Robert Muggah described the primary reaction he has received when collaborating with the organization...
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Why Former FARC Fighters are Abandoning Colombia’s Reintegration Camps

As part of the 2016 peace deal between Colombia's government and the FARC, which ended decades of war, thousands of demobilized guerrillas entered reintegration...
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Behind the Scenes of 10 Years Investigating LatAm Organized Crime

How do you track down a “ghost” in Colombia without raising suspicions, or get close enough to the elites and criminal actors themselves to document the hidden...