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At Rio Carnival, Crime and Corruption Overshadow Brazil’s Biggest Party

Brazil’s biggest annual celebration came to a close amid several indications of deepening insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, as well as ongoing concerns about corruption and criminal infiltration of politics in the country’s second-largest...

Colombia ‘Narco Junior’ Lived Double Life as Jet-Setter and Medellín Crime Boss: Authorities

Authorities in Colombia arrested the son of a late Medellín Cartel trafficker on charges that he held a leadership role within the crime group that succeeded Pablo Escobar's...

Documentary Series Examines Role of Mexico’s Crime Groups in US Opioid Crisis

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the lucrative industry,...

In Brazil, Religious Gang Leaders Say They’re Waging a Holy War

The expression “evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in Rio de Janeiro, it’s an increasingly familiar phenomenon. Charismatic...

InSight Crime’s Favorite Fan Mail of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, InSight Crime takes a look back at some of our favorite interactions with our audience this year. Some are genuinely nice notes of thanks or praise....

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Mexico’s Narco Soap Operas Do More Than Just Glorify Drug Trade

The growing backlash against Mexican soap operas revolving around the drug trade and...

Popstar Children of Knights Templar Leader Glamorize Narco-Culture

The children of a drug cartel leader in Mexico have reportedly become pop singers, and...

Popeye: The Hitman Turned Web Star

He often describes himself as the "living memory" of the Medellín Cartel, but the truth...

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