Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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GameChangers 2019: Backwards to the Future

Welcome to InSight Crime's Criminal GameChangers 2019, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of the year. Twenty-nineteen was like one long...

Can Brazil Ever Guarantee the Safety of Ride-Sharing Drivers?

The recent murders of four drivers in Brazil show the country’s ride-sharing apps are struggling to keep their staff safe, despite increasing security...

Wave of Murders Hits Small Coca-Producing Town in Northern Colombia

Murders have spiked in a northern Colombia town that borders Venezuela, is home to armed groups, and has an abundance of coca -- an explosive...

What Explains Brazil’s Homicide Decline?

Brazil is the world's murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is why it was big...

Why Are Political Candidates Being Assassinated in Colombia?

The murder of seven candidates in Colombia’s upcoming municipal election in just one month, the highest rate since 2015, has raised new questions about the motives behind the...

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For El Salvador Funeral Homes, Business is Booming

Many funeral homes in El Salvador are experiencing a veritable bonanza these days. One...

Searching for Accurate Homicide Data: Latin America’s ‘El Dorado’

Con la violencia en bajos niveles históricos en algunos lugares de Latinoamérica y en...

Motorcycle Killings: Criminal Modus Operandi in LatAm

Over 1,500 Guatemalans have reportedly been killed by motorcycle assassins since 2012,...

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