Title

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

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

COVID-19, Organized crime, illicit markets, pandemic, Latin America, criminal organizations, violence, crime

Description

“Early in the COVID-19 pandemic and governments’ efforts to stem the spread of the virus, some forms of crime and violence declined in Latin America. But the reprieve was temporary as levels climbed back, in some places to record levels. More broadly, however, the pandemic and its economic and social impacts are altering how criminal organizations across Latin America govern societies, economies, and politics."

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

“Early in the COVID-19 pandemic and governments’ efforts to stem the spread of the virus, some forms of crime and violence declined in Latin America. But the reprieve was temporary as levels climbed back, in some places to record levels. More broadly, however, the pandemic and its economic and social impacts are altering how criminal organizations across Latin America govern societies, economies, and politics."