Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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GameChangers 2017: The Long Road to Prison Reform in Latin America

This year, InSight Crime put a special focus on how prisons in Latin America interact with organized crime, examining how institutions meant to...

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...

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 corruption in the...

Brazil Video Shows Prison Torture

Shocking footage of Brazil prison guards torturing inmates has sparked an investigation, and serves as a stark reminder...

Prison Massacre Charges Highlight Source of Brazil Security Crisis

Prosecutors in Brazil have charged more than 200 inmates in connection to one of the country’s bloodiest prison massacres in recent years, as the security situation on the...

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Latin America Looks Inward to Evaluate Drug Policy Impact

Latin American civil society groups are attempting to turn "war on drugs" logic on its...

They’re like ‘Circus Animals’: Mexico’s Drug Lords and Other Prison Problems

Psychoanalyst and anthropologist Elena Azaola is one of Mexico's foremost experts on...

New Video Appears of Hit Squad in Mine-Rich Mexico Region

A new video of a caravan of hitmen in northern Mexican offers a rare view of the fighting...

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