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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

2005
Saturday, January 1st
12:00 AM

The Tangled Web of Illicit Arms Trafficking

Rachel Stohl

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

Ammunition leakage from military to civilian markets: market price evidence from Haiti

Topher L. McDougal, Kroc School of Peace Studies
Athena Kolbe, University of North Carolina
Robert Muggah, Igarapé Institute, Rio de Janeiro
Nicholas Marsh, Peace Research Institute Oslo

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

Human Trafficking Cases in Chile: Challenges for Reducing the "Dark Figure"

Daniel Quinteros Rojas, Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique, Chile
Roberto Dufraix Tapia, Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique, Chile
Romina Ramos Rodríguez, Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique, Chile

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

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

Labor Trafficking of Men in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Camps of Madre de Dios, a Reflection from the "Diaspora Networks" Perspective

Dolores Cortés-McPherson, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

Only Connect: the Survival and Spread of Organized Crime in Latin America

Ivan Briscoe
David Keseberg

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

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

A critical approach to understanding human trafficking in the Caribbean

Mauricia John, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Agrobiodiversity conservation with illegal-drug crops: An approach from the prisons in Oaxaca, Mexico

Gabriel Tamariz

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

Ryan C. Berg, American Enterprise Institute

Characteristics of, and uncertainties about, illegal jaguar trade in Belize and Guatemala

Melissa Arias

Cocaine Trafficking and the Transformation of Central America Frontiers

Kendra McSweeney

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

Diamond Mining, Organized Crime, and Corruption

Dina Siegal, Willem Pompe Institute, Utrecht University

Digging into the Mining Subculture: The Dynamics of Trafficking in Persons in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining of Peru’s Madre de Dios

Dolores Cortés-McPherson, University of Deusto

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

Juan Del Rio, Florida International University

Drug trafficking, cattle ranching and Land use and Land cover change in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve

Jennifer A. Devine, Department of Geography, Texas State University
Nathan Currit, Department of Geography, Texas State University
Yuneun Reygadas, Department of Geography, Texas State University
Louise I. Liller, Department of Geography, Texas State University
Gabrielle Allen, Department of Geography, Texas State University

Gang Violence: Concepts, Benchmarks and Coding Rules

Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and Its Relation to Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean

Beccar Varela

Illicit Small Arms Prices: Introducing Two New Datasets

Nicholas J. Marsh, Peace Research Institute Oslo
Topher L. McDougal, Kroc School of Peace Studies

Measuring (Transnational) Organized Crime as an Indicator of Global Justice

Marco Dugato, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Transcrime
Alberto Aziani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Transcrime

More than 700 Members Of Transnational Organized Crime Groups Arrested in Central America in U.S. Assisted Operation

U.S. Embassy in El Salvador, U.S. Department of State

Narco-Fish: Global fisheries and drug trafficking

Dyhia Belhabib, Ecotrust Canada
Philippe Le Billon, Department of Geography, University of British Colombia
David J. Wrathall, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmoshperic Sciences, Oregon State University

Organized crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean economy

Emma Witbooi, Nelson Mandela University; Pesca DOLUS International Fisheries Crime Research Network
Kamal-Deen Ali, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa
Mas Achmad Santosa, Indonesia Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing
Gail Hurley, Development Finance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Yunus Husein, Indonesia Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing
Sarika Maharaj, Fisheries Inspectorate Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, The Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria
Inés Arroyo Quiroz, Programa de Estudios Socioambientales, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Omar Salas, Security and Government National Planning Department, Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN) Presidency of Colombia

Profits and Violence in Illegal Markets: Evidence from Venezuela

Dorothy Kronick, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

The impact of COVID-19 on organized crime

UNODC Research and Trend Analysis Branch

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

Transnational Crime and Black Spots

Stuart S. Brown, Syracuse University
Margaret G. Hermann, Syracuse University

Transnational crime and its trends in South-East Asia: A detailed narrative in Vietnam

Hai Thanh Luong, Duy Tan University

Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Financial Flows in Latin America

Celina B. Realuyo, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; George Washington University; Joint Special Operations University

Venezuela: Pandemic and Foreign Intervention in a Collapsing Narcostate

R. Evan Ellis, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Violent disequilibrium: the influence of instability in the economic value of cocaine markets on homicides

Alberto Aziani, Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Transcrime

Why Organized Crime Seeks New Criminal Markets

Jay S. Albanese, Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

2021
Friday, January 1st
12:00 AM

A portable sensor system for the detection of human volatile compounds against transnational crime

Veronika Ruzsanyi, University of Innsbruck
Helmet Wiesenhofer, University of Innsbruck
Clemens Ager, University of Innsbruck
Jens Herbig, Ionicon Analytik
G. Aumayr
Moritz Fischer, University of Innsbruck
Michael Renzler, University of Innsbruck
Thomas Ussmueller, University of Innsbruck
K. Lindsler, Medical University of Innsbruck
Chris A. Mayhew, Tyrolean Cancer Research Institute

An Overlooked Transnational Human Trafficking in the State of Manipur: Plight of the Youth

Ruth Vaipei

Boom Times

Americas Quarterly

Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Mexico and Central America

International Crisis Group

Connections between trades and trafficking in wildlife and drugs

Daan Van Uhm, Utrecht University
Nigel South, University of Essex
Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University

COVID-19 and Organized Crime: the Politics of Illict Markets, States, and the Pandemic

Eduardo Moncada, Georgetown University
Gabriel Franco

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

Angela Olaya, InSight Crime
Sergio Saffon, InSight Crime

Fishy business: regulatory and enforcement challenges of transnational organised IUU fishing crimes

Andrea A. Stefanus, Ultrecht University
John A.E. Vervaele, Ultrecht University

Fulfilling the Promise of Palermo? A Political History of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

Ian Tenant, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Haiti Travel Advisory

United States Department of State

Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report No. 4 (7 September 2021)

Relief Web

Haiti: Maintaining health care amid extreme violence and uncertainty

Stéphane Doyon

Haiti: MSF temporarily suspends its activities in Martissant

Doctors without Boarders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF))

Haiti: Violence puts patients, staff, and medical activities at risk

Doctors without Boarders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF))

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

Andrew R. Smolski
Matthew Lorenzen

Links Between Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining and Organized Crime in Latin America and Africa

Livia Wagner, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Geneva, Switzerland
Marcena Hunter, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Geneva, Switzerland

Narcotics as a Transnational Organized Crime

Bambang Sunaryo

Natural Resources and Illicit Financial Flows from BRICS Countries

Hajer Dachraoui, Institute of Higher Commercial Studies and MOFID, University of Sousse
Maamar Sebri, Faculty of Economics and Management and LaREMFiQ, University of Sousse
Mahmoud M.A. Dwedar, Faculty of Commerce, Damietta University

Security Cooperation, Coca Cultivation, and Citizen Security

Andrea Rocio Limon

South American crackdown on illegal gun trade reveals serious trafficking despite pandemic

INTERPOL

State Presence, Armed Actors, and Criminal Violence in Central America

Jose Miguel Cruz, Florida International University
Yulia Vorobveya, Florida International University

Technology as a Tool for Transnational Organized Crime: Networking and Money Laundering

Gurpreet Tung, Canadian Assocition for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) - Vancouver

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on trafficking in persons and responses to the challenges

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The main directions of State policy in the area of arms trafficking in Ukraine

Tetiana Shumeiko, National Academy of Internal Affairs
Valentyn Kovalenko, National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine
Maryan Hurkovskyy, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs
Mykola Legenkyi, Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University
Pavlo Komirchyi, National Academy of Internal Affairs

The Politics of Crime in Latin America: New Insights, Future Challenges

Eduardo Moncada

Transnational Economic Crime Organization: A Threat Of Thailand

Pongpoj Tammakulvich
Srisombat Chokprajakchat

Transnational Organized Crime and Security Threats in the Context of Bangladesh

Ishtiak Ahmed Talukder, Turkish National Police Academy & Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

WFP Haiti: Emergency Situation Report #4, 10 September 2021

Relief Web

Why are tourist resorts attractive for transnational crime? The case of the Mayan Riviera

Elisa Norio

World Drug Report 2021: Executive Summary Policy Implications

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime