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Seven of the eight men convicted for the murder of Berta Cáceres await jail time

Guilty Verdict in Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras is Partial Justice

...served. Prosecutors found seven of the defendants, Sergio Ramón Rodríguez, an engineer for Desarrollos Energéticos SA (DESA); Douglas Geovanny Bustillo, DESA’s former head of security and a retired military...

Ex-DEA Official Details Zetas’ Texas Border Gun Smuggling

...Commercial Sales program was set up to oversee private weapons sales to foreign firms. According to the defense monitoring website Just the Facts, the program provided $416.5 million in...
Venezuela’s latest political crisis brought demonstrators to the streets

How Will Venezuela Supreme Court Reversal Impact Organized Crime?

...Nicolás Maduro retains the right to create mixed public-private enterprises without the approval of the National Assembly, as well as the power to reform the country’s hydrocarbons law. This...

‘Narco-Tank’ Factory Found in North Mexico

...and fixes. However, in the U.S., legitimate businesses are catering to Mexicans’ demand for armored vehicles. As UPI reports, companies such as Safeguard Security Holdings, Inc., which has a...
Police photo from the arrest of Italian criminal Enricco Muzzolini

Colombia to Extradite Mafioso Back to Italy, Again

...drug. SEE ALSO:  Coverage of European Organized Crime Nevertheless, international security consultant John Marulanda told InSight Crime that according to public and private intelligence sources, the Italian ‘Ndrangheta and...

At Summit, Americas Unanimously Back New Regional Crime Body

...up before the end of the year. Mexico President Felipe Calderon said Sunday that the system would involve a working group made up of security and law enforcement officials...

Ecuador Soldiers Allegedly Trafficked Weapons to Ex-FARC Mafia

...of Borbón in the coastal Esmeraldas province near the border with Colombia through parcels, interprovincial busses and private vehicles in order to avoid weapons checkpoints, according to a separate...

The Colombian Mafia

...of Colombia’s past: commanders of armed groups and powerful drug traffickers whose violent histories are well-known to the security forces and the media. However, these figures are a dying...
Banners signed by the Gulf Cartel

Two Mexico Cartel Rivals, Once Reeling, Now Resurging

...top leader Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez , alias “El Coss.” Security analysts consulted by InSight Crime speculated that this resurgence in Monterrey may also be related to the deterioration...
Fisherman bringing their boat ashore on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast

Venezuela Economic Crisis Fueling Piracy on Caribbean Coast

...Sucre. InSight Crime Analysis Acts of piracy against cargo vessels or private yachts off Venezuela’s Caribbean coast have been reported for a number of years now, and Sucre’s waters...

The Corrupt Alliance of Two Former Presidents in El Salvador

...large part thanks to corruption, shady dealings and the use of state institutions for private purposes. Funes used the OIE, according to his own words , to provide himself...
El Salvador policeman at a violence prevention class

El Salvador Government Releases Plan To Reduce Violence

...Several weeks after the El Salvador government announced it would not seek to restart talks of a truce between local gangs, a special security council released a 124-point action...