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It was late 2016 and officials in San Salvador were preparing for the grand opening of a sparkling... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

How El Salvador President Bukele Deals with Gangs

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/ Timber Trafficking

Timber Mafias – Preying on Latin America’s Forests

Nearly eight months after the wiretaps were installed, the conversations on the phones suddenly... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Peru’s Patrones and Their Patrons

Chihuahua is Mexico’s biggest state, and more than a fifth of its 25,000 hectares is forested,... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

How Drug Cartels Moved into Illegal Logging in Mexico

Catacamas is the largest municipality in Central America, home to thousands of square kilometers of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

The Logging Barons of Catacamas, Honduras

In Santander, Colombia, timber traders corrupted regulatory, police and judicial systems on their... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

How Colombia Regulators Became Purveyors of Illegal Wood

As has been reiterated throughout this report, the participation of women in organized criminal... ReadLeer
/ Gender and Organized Crime

Conclusions and Recommendations

Women’s participation in organized crime groups is not uniform. The diverse roles that women play... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Female Criminal Leadership and Differing Use of Violence

This section will discuss the main roles that women play in drug trafficking, human trafficking and... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Roles of Women in Organized Crime

In Latin America, the participation of women in organized crime has been in the shadow of academic... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Introduction to Gender and Organized Crime

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/ Gender and Organized Crime

Women and Organized Crime in Latin America: Beyond Victims and Victimizers