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Venezuela's Tachira state, on the Colombian border
Colombian neo-paramilitary groups, the Urabeños and the Rastrojos, are running sophisticated... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Colombian Gangs Extorting in Venezuela

Police in Sao Paulo
Murders in the Brazilian city of São Paulo are surging, with 20 homicides in a 24-hour period this... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

São Paulo Sees Bloodiest Night with 20 Murders

According to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, conflict between organized criminal groups has... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Tracking the Steady Rise of Beheadings in Mexico

In April of this year, InSight Crime, with financing from the non-governmental organization... ReadLeer
/ Displacement

‘The Mafia’s Shadow’ Highlights the Human Rights Consequences of Organized Crime

President Lugo meets with members of the military command
The new president of Paraguay has charged the armed forces with destroying EPP guerrillas once and... ReadLeer

Paraguay’s New President Sets Sight on EPP Rebels

Beltran Leyva member Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie"
Following the recent declaration by a top US official that Mexico's cartels are seeing their last... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

US Partly Right About End of Mexican Cartels

Honduras police chief Juan Carlos Bonilla
The decision to remove almost 100 officers from the Honduran police force has created a backlash... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduran Police Purge Could Spark Internal Revolt

AFIP agents displaying the July seizure to local press
Customs officials in Argentina have seized 40 percent more cocaine so far this year when compared... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentine Customs Seize 40% More Cocaine in 2012

A private security guard stands watch in Guatemala
Between two and three private security guards are arrested for possession of illegal arms each week... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Illegal Firearms Arrests Highlight Lax Private Security Regulation in Guatemala

Colombia has begun building its own drones
Colombia announced that it has begun building its own drones for military use, a sign of the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Producing Its Own Drones

Workers at an illegal mining site in Antioquia, Colombia
With the FARC seemingly deepening their involvement in illegal mining, InSight Crime takes a look... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

What Will Happen to FARC Mining Interests If Peace Talks Succeed?

In Latin America, the word slavery tends to conjure images of indigenous people subjected to forced... ReadLeer
/ Human Trafficking

Slaves of Organized Crime in Latin America