Concepción Anguita Olmedo Marcos Alan Ferreira Andrea Oelsner Adriana Abdenur Carolina Sampó Mariano Bartolomé

Organized crime in Latin America: What is new?

A Talk by Carolina Sampó , Adriana Abdenur , Marcos Alan Ferreira , Concepción Anguita Olmedo , Mariano Bartolomé and Dr Andrea Oelsner

About this Talk

Latin America has always been characterized by drug trafficking. Even though drug trafficking is still the most important manifestation of organized crime in the region, criminal organizations have expanded their business and moved overseas. This panel will discuss, on the one hand, how drug trafficking, particularly cocaine trafficking, has been changing adding new markets and routes to the traditional ones, and how criminal organizations have been exercising criminal governance in order to guarantee their domain on certain territories. On the other hand, we will discuss how other manifestations of organized crime such as human trafficking, illegal mining, environmental crimes and cybercrime has gained importance in our region.

01 December 2021, 07:00 PM

07:00 PM - 08:15 PM

About The Speakers

Carolina Sampó

Carolina Sampó

Associate Researcher, Conicet, Argentina

PhD in Social Sciences. Master's degree in International Studies. Bachelor in Political Sciences.


Adriana Abdenur

Adriana Abdenur

Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ

PhD, Princeton University; Senior Policy Fellow, United Nations University Center for Policy Reserch


Marcos Alan Ferreira

Marcos Alan Ferreira

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal da Paraiba

Expert in Criminal Governance in Latin America


Concepción Anguita Olmedo

Concepción Anguita Olmedo

Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Mariano Bartolomé

Mariano Bartolomé


Andrea Oelsner

Dr Andrea Oelsner

University of San Andrés, University of San Andrés

Associate Professor and Director of IR and Political Science, University of San Andrés (Argentina)