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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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Mexico Organized Crime-Related Executions Hit Record High: Report

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how...
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Guatemala Self-Defense Groups Reminder of Security Concerns

Authorities in Guatemala fear that self-defense groups operating in response to a lack of state presence may turn into criminal organizations engaged in illicit...
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The New Criminal Group Hitting Mexico’s CJNG Where It Hurts

A new criminal group is challenging one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels on its home turf of Guadalajara, provoking a wave of violence in the...
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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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5 Ways To Fight Corruption in Latin America

Corruption has been solidifying its place at the top of the agenda for policymakers and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean. Below, InSight Crime...
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How and Where Organized Crime Preys on Migrants in Mexico

A new report shows how and where organized crime groups victimize Central American migrants in...
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Mexico’s Ascendant Political Party Could Lead Big Shift on Security

A relatively new party in Mexico won big in a recent election, while the long-dominant political force suffered a crushing defeat. This new balance of power could...
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Barrio Azteca Leader’s Arrest Casts Doubt on Trump Border Rhetoric

The recent arrest of a top Barrio Azteca leader in Mexico offers additional insight into the criminal and drug trafficking dynamics along the US-Mexico border at a...