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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

The Ghost, a paramilitary drug lord, has moved to Madrid with his millions of drug dollars. He has... ReadLeer

The Ghost Lives the High Life in Madrid

“The Ghost” had fled Medellín, tied off loose ends in the underworld and perhaps suspended his... ReadLeer

Tracking the Ghost: Follow the Money

After the demobilization of the AUC in 2006, the paramilitary high command was behind bars. All... ReadLeer

The Ghost Loses Drug Trafficking Partners