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Could an Amnesty in Mexico Reduce Violence?

An improvised response from Mexico’s leading presidential candidate has renewed a complex debate about the need for effective strategies to reduce violence...
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Video: Colombia’s Wounded Urabeños Seek a Way Out

Colombia’s wounded Urabeños group has announced a unilateral ceasefire in its latest bid to negotiate with the government. InSight Crime Co-Directors Steven...
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What Is Missing From Police Crime Statistics?

When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (literally). But to design effective crime prevention...
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The Mysterious Capture and Extradition of Guatemala’s ‘Ché Manuel’

Authorities identified him as one of the main drug traffickers in the department of Chiquimula, a trafficking corridor of large amounts of cocaine...
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Between the Best Coffee and Drugs in the World: Peru’s Tambopata Valley

Ojo-Público visited San Pedro de Putina Punco, a district located in Sandia province in the jungles of Peru’s southern Puno city. Illegal coca crops, maceration...
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In Honduras, the Law of the Jungle Abides

A zoo full of wild beasts founded by a murderous drug trafficker; a millionaire banker who finances a drug cartel and breeds crocodiles out of passion; and a...
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Weekly InSight: Security Outlook for Honduras Election Crisis

In our December 7 Facebook Live session, independent journalist Sarah Kinosian spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about the ongoing election crisis in...
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Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation...
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Arrest of Rio Drug Kingpin Unlikely to Break Gang Control

One of Rio’s most wanted drug kingpins has been arrested in a massive security operation, raising questions about how his capture might affect...
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With Echoes of 2009, Honduras Again Approaches Chaos

Honduras has returned to the brink of chaos a week after a disputed presidential election in which a winner still has not been declared....
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Gang Members, Guards Accused in Guatemala Prison Director’s Murder

Authorities in Guatemala have accused several prison guards of conspiring with alleged gang members to murder a prison director, a reminder of how widespread...
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New US Opioid Measures Undermined by Lack of Funding, Personnel

New measures to fight the US opioid crisis demonstrate the White House’s interest in using the issue as a political cudgel, rather than attacking its...