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Organized crime in Latin America: an introduction to the special issue

Damian Zaitch, Willem Pompe Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Utrecht University
Georgios A. Antonopoulos, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law, Teesside University

The impact of COVID-19 on organized crime

UNODC Research and Trend Analysis Branch

The Sentimental Constitution: Prostitution, Sex Work, and Human Trafficking in Colombia

Esteban Restrepo-Saldarriaga, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, DC, Colombia

1997
Wednesday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Drugs and democratic governance in the Caribbean

Ivelaw L. Griffith, Florida International University
Trevor Munroe, The University of the West Indies

2009
Thursday, January 1st
12:00 AM

No Other Life: Gangs, Guns, and Governance in Trinidad and Tobago

Dorn Townsend, Small Arms Survey

2011
Saturday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Criminal Organizations and Illicit Trafficking in Guatemala's Border Communities

Ralph Espach
Javier Melendez Quinonez
Daniel Haering
Miguel Castillo Giron

World Development Report 2011 Background Case Study: Drug Trafficking and Violence in Central America and Beyond

Gabriel Demombynes, World Bank

2012
Sunday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Transnational organized crime and fragile states

Paula Miraglia, Director General of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime
Rolando Ochoa, Senior Analyst at International Centre for the Prevention of Crime
Ivan Briscoe, Senior Research Fellow in governance at the Conflict Research Unit, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

2013
Tuesday, January 1st
12:00 AM

The Evolution of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America

Bruce Bagley, University of Miami

2014
Wednesday, January 1st
12:00 AM

The FARC and Colombia's Illegal Drug Trade

John Otis, Wilson Center

2015
Thursday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Brazil: the Red Command Criminal Organization (Comando Vermelho, CV) including its activities and areas of operation, membership and structure, power, networks, political connections and resources; state protection available for victims of crimes committed by the Red Command

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Gangs in Honduras

InSight Crime

2016
Friday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Brazil: First Command of the Capital (Primeiro Comando da Capital, PCC) including activites, targets, group structure and areas of operation; state protection for witnesses of PCC crimes (2012-March 2016)

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

2017
Sunday, January 1st
12:00 AM

The Evolution of MS 13 in El Salvador and Honduras

Douglas Farah
Kathryn Babineau

The New Face of Street Gangs: The Gang Phenomenon in El Salvador

Jose Miguel Cruz, Florida International University Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Jonathan D. Rosen, Florida International University Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
Luis Enrique Amaya, Fundacion Nacional para el Desarrollo
Yulia Vorobyeva, Florida International University Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

Transnational Crime and the Developing World

Channing May, Global Financial Integrity

2018
Monday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Country Reports on Terrorism 2018

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism

Crime, Drugs, and Power in Honduras: Searching for Better Measures of State Fragility

Kari Williams, Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University

Governing crime and violence in Latin America

Markus-Michael Muller

Life Under Gang Rule: El Salvador

International Crisis Group

Rethinking the Mechanisms of Gang Desistance in a Developing Country

Jonathan D. Rosen, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
Jose Miguel Cruz, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Social media and online gaming: A masquerading funding source

Pedro Ramos, Florida International University
Pierre Funderburk, Florida International University
Jennifer Gebelein, Florida International University

The Global Diffusion of Law: Transnational Crime and the Case of Human Trafficking

Beth A. Simmons, University of Pennsylvania
Paulette Llyod, United States Department of State
Brandon M. Stewart, Princeton University

The Politics of Negotiating with Gangs. The Case of El Salvador

José Miguel Cruz, Florida International University

Transnational Organized Crime and Structural Violence in Brazil

Marcos Alan S.V. Ferreira, Department of International Relations (UFPB), Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Uncovering a secret slaughter: Suriname's jaguar trade exposed

World Animal Protection

Thursday, March 1st
12:00 AM

Security for Sale: Challenges and Good Practives in Regulating Private Military and Security Companies in Latin America

Sarah Kinosian
James Bosworth

Sunday, April 1st
12:00 AM

Citizen security in Latin America: Facts and Figures

Robert Muggah
Katherine Aguirre Tobon

2019
Tuesday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Accounting for turbulence in the Colombian underworld

Krzysztof Krakowski, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Via dei Roccettini 9, 50014, San Domenico di Fiesole, FI, Italy
Gladys Zubiria, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia

Brazilian criminal organizations as transnational violent non-state actors: a case study of the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC)

Marcos Alan S. V. Ferreira, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Department of International Relations, João Pessoa

Brazilian criminal organizations as transnational violent non-state actors: a case study of the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC)

Marcos Alan S.V. Ferreira, Department of International Relations (UFPB), Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Counter piracy programming and potential barriers to reintegrating Somali pirates: An African restorative justice critique

Brittany V. Gilmer, The University of Alabama
Britanee E. Kane, Florida International University

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism

Extra-regional Actors in Latin America: The United States is not the Only Game in Town

Douglas Farah
Kathryn Babineau

From transit hub to major supplier of illicit cigarettes to Argentina and Brazil: The changing role of domestic production and transnational tobacco companies in Paraguay between 1960 and 2003

Roberto Magno Iglesias, Center of Studies on Integration and Development (CINDES)
Benoît Gomis, Simon Fraser University
Natalia Carrillo Botero, Simon Fraser University
Philip Shepherd, Florida International University
Kelley Lee, Simon Fraser University

Global Corruption Baromoter Latin America & The Caribbean 2019: Citizens' Views and Experiences of Corruption

Coralie Pring
Jon Vrushi

Gold and Grief in Venezuela's Violent South

International Crisis Group

'High Expectations. Interregional agendas on global security challenges: East Asia, Europe and Latin America

Juan Pablo Soriano, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia

Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago

Mathias Bak
Matthew Jenkins, Transparency International
Sophie Lemaitre, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

The Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index: Assessing Latin American countries' ability to uncover, punish and deter graft

Roberto Simon, Senior Director of Policy at AS/COA
Geert Aalbers, Senior Partner at Control Risks

The Evolution of the Most Lethal Criminal Organization in Brazil--the PCC

Leonardo Coutinho

2020
Wednesday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Breaking Out: Brazil's First Capital Command and the Emerging Prison-Based Threat

Ryan C. Berg, American Enterprise Institute

Contested borders: organized crime, governance, and bordering practives in Colombia-Venezuela borderlands

Viviana Garcia Pinzon, German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Jorge Mantilla, Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago

Corrective lenses for a myopic state: Unseeing coca or not unseeing comunidades negras in Colombia?

Alexander Huezo, Florida International University
Gerardo Bazán Orobio, Consejo Comunitario del Río Guajuí

COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health

UNODC Research and Trend Analysis Branch and UNDOC Global Research Network

Do Vigilante Groups Reduce Cartel-Related Violence? An Empirical Assessment of Crime Trends in Michoacán, Mexico

Juan Del Rio, Florida International University

Gang Violence: Concepts, Benchmarks and Coding Rules

Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project

The Rise of the PCC: How South America's Most Powerful Prison Gang is Spreading in Brazil and Beyond

InSight Crime
American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies

2021
Friday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Drug Trafficking and Political Protection in Paraguay: The Case of 'Cucho' Cabana

Angela Olaya, InSight Crime
Sergio Saffon, InSight Crime

Introduction: Violence, Capital Accumulation, and Resistance in Contemporary Latin America

Andrew R. Smolski
Matthew Lorenzen