Latin america and the drug issue: searching for a change this report analyses the current global situation of the drug question and highlights the limitations of the. Major and growing illicit trafficking networks link latin america to europe, asia, and north america through these networks, illicit drugs and trafficked human beings flow towards the developed world, while dirty money and smuggled guns flow back in return the criminal enterprises that administer these networks contribute to making latin america. Latin america is the most dangerous region in the world, and the situation is getting worse, a lot worse according to a recent world bank study, over the past two decades nearly every region in the world has grown safer or at least stayed the same, except, that is, latin america  latin america. This is the second in a two-part series on eco-trafficking in latin america see part one here around the world, the issue of eco-trafficking is reaching a critical moment and governments are unprepared, say experts, with the illegal logging trade fueling rampant deforestation and wildlife trafficking driving rare species to extinction. Mexico’s drug trade and these cartels have existed for many decades however, the violence related to the country’s drug trade has increased dramatically since president felipe calderón took office in december 2006. In latin america, drug policy is a human rights issue for the first time ever, a key human rights body in the americas has begun studying the impact of drug.
Ms-13 and the 18th street gang are notorious for their contributions and influence over drug trafficking throughout latin america ms-13 has controlled much of the activity in the drug trade spanning from mexico to panama female involvement is present in the mexican drug culture although females are not treated as equals to males, they. The economics of drug trafficking organization of american states the drug problem in the americas: studies 2 the drug problem in the americas: studies 3 table of. Major and growing illicit trafficking networks link latin america to europe, asia, and north america through these networks, illicit drugs and trafficked human beings flow towards the developed world, while dirty money and smuggled guns flow back in return countries in the region that sit astride the main nodes in the illicit trafficking. The trafficking of illicit drugs is a signature latin american contribution to our globalized world, and today colombia and mexico play the paramount roles in terms of production and distribution while cocaine, heroin, and marijuana have long figured as primary trafficked products, in the recent past drug trafficking organizations (dtos.
1 the rise of human trafficking in central america table of contents i introduction2. Currently, the toll of drug trafficking can be seen in the drug war the us and mexican governments are waging against drug cartels in their respective territories the illicit industry of drug trafficking has become so prevalent in the world that it carries a huge impact on the world drug trafficking has become such a widespread issue that it now. Mexico, central america and the caribbean the situation many of these countries are transit countries for cocaine bound for the main consumer markets in north america and europe. Emun 2016 ga1 - the issue of drug-trafficking cartels in latin america 7 support of the us government, bolivian president hugo banzer developed the “dignity plan to counter the drug trade after this plan, bolivia had incredibly succeeded by decreasing the land which was being used for the cultivation of coca.
The article “there is no real fight against drugs” presents the issue of drug trafficking in a new light thompson describes how shockingly, some mexican intelligence officials believe el chapo was intentionally released to. Drug trafficking introduction drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws unodc is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of. End the illegal drug trade in latin america are drug legalization, decriminalization, and reducing drug demand, rather than focusing solely on drug supply the most prominent proposed solution, drug legalization, is common, and is one that has been endorsed by analysts and government officials alike.
Successful fight against drug trafficking, transnational organized crime requires interlocking national, regional, international strategies, third committee told. Ineffectiveness of regional and international drug control policies (regulatory fail-ures) and 8) the growth in support for harm reduction, decriminalization, and legalization policy alternatives (legalization debate) the globalization of drug consumption many latin american political leaders have long argued that if the us.
Next month, several hundred leaders from every different sector of society will arrive in panama city for the ninth world economic forum on latin americait is an appropriate setting for a meeting focused on latin america’s opportunity to leap forward in terms of growth, productivity and infrastructure. Ralph espach is an analyst and director of the latin american affairs program at cna’s center for strategic studies, in alexandria, virginiahe has authored and co-authored several books, including private environmental regimes in developing countries, latin america in the new international system, combating corruption in latin america. Drug trafficking in south america: the endless war on drugs the war on drugs has been of great concern the past half century among the americas since president. Xi summary drug production and trafficking colombia currently accounts for the vast bulk of cocaine produced in latin america in. Drug cartels: where human trafficking and human smuggling meet today by ana davila angelos tzortzinis via getty images 240 the busy streets in the border state of. Latin america’s emergence as a major drug market — brazil now ranks among the world’s largest cocaine consumers — is.