Title

Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Financial Flows in Latin America

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

Transnational organized crime, Latin America, Illicit financial flows, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, wildlife trafficking, gold trafficking, corruption

Description

"What is the role of organised crime in Latin America? Drug, human, arms, contraband, gold and wildlife trafficking make organised crime organisations among the most powerful, wealthiest and deadliest non-state actors in the world, especially in Latin America. Organised crime presents a national and regional security threat to the whole region. Due to record levels of violence associated with organised crime, most Latin American countries dedicate significant resources to security rather than to socio-economic development. When polled, Latin Americans list insecurity, the economy and corruption as their top three concerns, ahead of democratic processes such as elections."

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Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Financial Flows in Latin America

"What is the role of organised crime in Latin America? Drug, human, arms, contraband, gold and wildlife trafficking make organised crime organisations among the most powerful, wealthiest and deadliest non-state actors in the world, especially in Latin America. Organised crime presents a national and regional security threat to the whole region. Due to record levels of violence associated with organised crime, most Latin American countries dedicate significant resources to security rather than to socio-economic development. When polled, Latin Americans list insecurity, the economy and corruption as their top three concerns, ahead of democratic processes such as elections."