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GameChangers 2017: What to Watch for in 2018

Organized crime thrives amid political corruption and uncertainty. There will be plenty of this in Latin America in 2018, helping organized crime deepen its roots...
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GameChangers 2017: Anti-Corruption Successes Fuel Elite Backlash

Corruption scandals have continued to break at dizzying pace across Latin America throughout 2017, spanning politics, business, the security forces, the judiciary...
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GameChangers 2017: Colombia’s Cocaine Explosion Stokes Political and Social Crises

Cocaine is one of the world’s most in-demand drugs. Its production center is in the Andean region of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where...
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How Peru Spent Its Anti-Drug Budget Over the Past Five Years

Between 2012 and 2017, less than 11 percent of Peru’s $650 million anti-narcotic expenditure was received by the Dirandro, Peru’s anti-narcotic police, while...
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Between the Best Coffee and Drugs in the World: Peru’s Tambopata Valley

Ojo-Público visited San Pedro de Putina Punco, a district located in Sandia province in the jungles of Peru’s southern Puno city. Illegal coca crops, maceration...
Illegal logging causes substantial deforestation in the Amazon
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Report Exposes Inner Workings of Timber Trafficking in Peru

A new report into an emblematic case of timber trafficking in Peru highlights the corruption and fraud that continue to sabotage attempts to crack down on a trade...
Criminal defamation lawsuits target journalists covering corruption and crime in Peru
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Peru Defamation Lawsuits Are Chilling Coverage of Crime and Corruption

Several Peruvian news outlets are facing a slew of lawsuits that highlight how Peru's harsh penalties against defamation are creating a chilling effect on media...
An illegal logger in Peru
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US Makes Commercial Move to Reduce Illegal Logging in Peru

The United States has blocked imports from a Peru timber exporter suspected of illegal logging in a move that is the first of its kind. But the impact of the...
The program is broadcast in Spanish, Quechua and Aymara
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Radio Program in Peru Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

Peru's Interior Ministry has aired its first trilingual radio program to help better inform the public about human trafficking, a step in the right direction that...