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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

A worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in...
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LatAm Deadliest Region for Environmental Defenders: Report

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime...
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The FARC’s Turbulent First Steps Into Colombia’s Congress

While Colombia celebrated its Independence Day, key members of the new FARC political party abandoned their seats in Congress and contemplated their military...
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Weekly InSight: The Ex-FARC Dilemma – Split Between Politics and (Another) War

In our July 19 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Investigator Angela Olaya discussed the ex guerrillas' new political party's...
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Medellín, Colombia’s Comuna 13 Sees Resurgence of Violence

Nightly clashes between criminal gangs and a questionable police operation have engulfed one of Colombia’s most famous neighborhoods, with residents fearing a...
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Arrest of Major FARC Dissident Casts Doubt on Colombia Peace Accords

The arrest of a powerful FARC dissident in Colombia illustrates how intensifying criminalization of ex-guerrilla may prevent the government from fully implementing...
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More Cocaine Leaving Ecuador Shows Flaws in Anti-Drug Strategies

The growing role of Guayaquil, Ecuador as a hub for international cocaine trafficking reflects the changing dynamics of the Colombia-Ecuador drug trade, and shows...
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Weekly InSight: The Capture of Colombia’s ‘Rambo’

In our July 5 Facebook Live session, Spanish editor Ronna Rísquez and Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya discussed the recent arrest of the FARC dissident known by...
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UN Report Calls for New Strategies to Curb Growing Global Drug Market

A new report from the United Nations says global cocaine and opium production are at an all-time high, and joins other international bodies in calling for more...