COVID-19 & Illicit Drug Trade

  Over the past seven months, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an international interruption of business affairs and industrial production. Global markets have had to endure disruption in supply chains and distribution lines resulting from shelter-in-place initiatives and work-force…

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Cabo Verde: Another Narco-state in West Africa?

Key Judgements KJ-1. As long as Venezuela is ruled by a failed government that allows the drug cartels’ de facto control of the country’s politics, Cabo Verde is highly likely to remain an important narcotic connection point between Latin America…

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AMLO’s New Plan for Security in Mexico

     Since 2006, the drug war has left more than 200,000 dead, 40,000 disappeared, and with approximately 26,000 unidentified corpses and over 1,100 mass graves. The violence has also directly affected local politicians, journalists and women. In 2012, the drug…

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A Military ‘Solution’

    In February, the government of Peru launched an all-out and what is planned to be a  “sustained” campaign to eradicate illegal mining in the department of Madre de Dios. The raid included 1,272 police agents, 300 members of…

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The Re-emergence of the ELN

Colombia was rocked on January 21 by a car bomb explosion, killing 21 police officers and the attacker, and injuring 68 others. The future of peace and security in Columbia is now unclear as the country and the international community…

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