Organized crime has shaped people’s lives in places like Mexico, Colombia and Brazil for decades. Recently, historically calmer places like Chile, Ecuador and even Uruguay have started seeing a rise in violence. What is driving this trend? In this episode, we do a broad overview of what’s happening in transnational crime in the region and look at the individual dynamics in a number of countries. Our guest is Jeremy McDermott, one of the founders of InSight Crime, a think tank and publication that produces in-depth reports and analysis on international crime in Latin America.
Jeremy McDermott is co-director and co-founder of InSight Crime
Luiza Franco is editor and podcast producer at Americas Quarterly
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Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Crime, Drug Trafficking, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nayib Bukele, Peru