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Major Oil Trader Fined for Bribes Across Latin America

The world’s biggest oil trading firm faces a large fine after a multi-country investigation revealed it bribed Brazilian, Mexican and Ecuadorian officials...
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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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Mexico Lacks Will, Means to Prevent Child Recruitment: Interview

Between 35,000 and 45,000 boys, girls and teenagers are apprehended and exploited by criminal groups in Mexico, according to Saskia Niño de Rivera, the director of...
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Stolen Flu Vaccines Show Mexico’s Black Market Adapted to Coronavirus Demand

A flu vaccine in Mexico has become the latest drug to emerge on Latin America’s burgeoning black market medicine trade, highlighting how criminal groups are...
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Going Door to Door: Mexico City’s Response To Child Recruitment

Officials in Mexico City have launched a new program which will seek to impede criminal networks from recruiting minors across its Historic Center, suggesting the...
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Backroom Deal Trumps US Drug Charges Against Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister

Authorities in Mexico will face one of their biggest anti-corruption tests yet after a bombshell deal was brokered with the United States to drop the federal drug...
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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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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...
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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the...