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US Senator Dianne Feinstein
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US Congress Hearing Underscores Tensions Over Colombia Peace Deal

Criticism of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group by US officials and experts at a recent congressional hearing underscored simmering...
Drug capos are trying to exploit the FARC peace accords
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Drug Capos Looking for Way Out Via Colombia Peace Accords

Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC guerrillas in order to take advantage of judicial...
Atlantic Cartel leader Wilter Neptalí Blanco Ruíz
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Honduran Kingpin’s Plea Agreement May Have Damning Consequences

InSight Crime has uncovered new details about a plea agreement between US federal prosecutors and Wilter Neptalí Blanco Ruíz, the alleged leader of one of...
Álvaro López Nuñez is the brother of Dámaso López Núñez
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After Another Arrest, Is the Sinaloa Cartel Nearing Its End?

The brother of a jailed former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been arrested by US authorities, raising further questions about the future of the once-dominant...
Can US jurisdiction reach too far?
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As US Prosecutes Foreign Crimes, How Far Can Its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Reach?

The sentencing of a Zetas cartel assassin in Texas is the latest example of US prosecutors applying extraterritorial jurisdiction to foreign nationals for crimes...
A US judge will not guarantee payment for El Chapo's lawyers
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US Judge Casts Cloud Over El Chapo’s All-Star Defense Prospects

A US judge has refused to rule out the possibility that the defense lawyers looking to represent Mexico's most famous drug lord, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, could...
Colombia's profitable emerald mining industry has alleged ties to illegal activities
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Crime-Linked Colombia Emerald Barons Face Extradition on US Drug Charges

The United States has requested the extradition of several Colombian emerald magnates on drug trafficking charges, marking the first time US authorities have...
Tomás Yarrington is just one of 11 ex-governors facing corruption charges in Mexico
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Mexico Ex-Governor’s Extradition Overshadows Other Important Cases

The extradition to the United States of Tomás Yarrington, a former Mexico governor whose name has become synonymous with corruption and narco politics, could now...
Tomás Yarrington, former PRI governor of Tamaulipas
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An Extradition From Italy May Increase US-Mexico Tensions

A former Mexican governor captured in Italy faces extradition to the United States and Mexico, which may spark new tensions between the neighboring...
El Chapo in US custody
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The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, According to the US Government

US prosecutors have filed a memorandum detailing the lengthy criminal career of recently extradited Mexico drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a unique look at...
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Guatemala’s Mafia State and the Case of Mauricio López Bonilla

Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a longtime US ally -- finds himself treading water amidst a flurry of...
'Mi Sangre' during his extradition to the United States
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Historic Colombia Kingpin ‘Mi Sangre’ Extradited to United States

Colombian kingpin "Mi Sangre" has been extradited from Argentina to the United States, closing a chapter in one of the most pivotal and turbulent periods in...