Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast | The Shifting Sands of Organized Crime in Latin America

An overview of how homicide and other crimes are evolving in the region
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Organized crime has in recent years begun to affect formerly calm countries like Chile and Ecuador, while remaining strong in places such as Mexico and Brazil. In this episode, an analysis of recent crime trends in the region. We’ll also assess how governments have been responding—some choose to disengage altogether, while others toughen their approach. 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.

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Jeremy McDermott is co-director and co-founder of InSight Crime


Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

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Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Crime, Drug Trafficking, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nayib Bukele, Peru
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