Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

Illegal logging has become one of Latin America’s most frequent yet under-reported criminal economies. In this investigation, InSight Crime presents its findings into the dynamics of timber trafficking in Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.

The corruption of public officials, the complicity of police forces and the weakness of protection mechanisms have contributed to the systematic plunder of the region’s forests.

This investigation was part of a multi-year initiative exploring timber trafficking in the region by InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS).