Organized Crime Notices

InSight Crime INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS OF ORGANIZED CRIME

  • Political Kidnappings Persist Unchecked in Nicaragua
    by Parker Asmann on February 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Political Kidnappings Persist Unchecked in Nicaragua Political kidnappings carried out by pro-government paramilitary groups are going unreported by officials in Nicaragua, underscoring yet another way that President Daniel Ortega is working to mask growing insecurity and clamp down on the opposition. The post Political Kidnappings Persist Unchecked in Nicaragua appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Overview of Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia
    by Maria Alejandra Navarrete on February 18, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Overview of Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia Social leaders across Colombia were murdered at an almost unprecedented rate in 2019, and for a wide range of causes. Criminal gangs seeking to protect their illegal economies, such as drug traffickers and illegal mining, have been the main culprits. The post Overview of Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • El Salvador President Gains Most From Prosecution of Rivals
    by Diego Garcia on February 17, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    El Salvador President Gains Most From Prosecution of Rivals The evidence used to indict several high-ranking politicians in El Salvador for negotiating with gangs has been around for years, raising questions about why prosecutors are bringing the cases now, and what President Nayib Bukele stands to gain. The post El Salvador President Gains Most From Prosecution of Rivals appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Los Ardillos Continue Terrorizing Indigenous Communities of Guerrero, Mexico
    by Chris Dalby on February 17, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Los Ardillos Continue Terrorizing Indigenous Communities of Guerrero, Mexico Images of children as young as six toting machine guns have gone around the world, but they are but the latest worrying development in the rapidly shifting criminal landscape of the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico. The post Los Ardillos Continue Terrorizing Indigenous Communities of Guerrero, Mexico appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Impunity Persists in Murder Cases of Mexico‚Äôs Indigenous Leaders
    by Parker Asmann on February 14, 2020 at 5:03 am

    Impunity Persists in Murder Cases of Mexico’s Indigenous Leaders Despite increasingly coming under fire, a new report says that authorities in Mexico are failing to protect Indigenous human rights leaders defending the environment from armed groups and exploitation, underscoring the depth of impunity in such cases. The post Impunity Persists in Murder Cases of Mexico’s Indigenous Leaders appeared first on InSight Crime.