A Deep Dive Into Brazil´s Criminal Dynamics and Its Borders

Home to some of Latin America’s most sophisticated gangs, Brazil’s criminal actors are omnipresent smugglers along the Southern Cone’s borders.

Join us next 4, march 2021, for a discussion in which InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley, alongside InSight Crime researcher Vinicius Madureira, delve into Brazil’s cross-border criminal dynamics. Moderated by Camila Nunes collaborative researcher at the Center for the Study of Violence (NEV) of the University of Sao Paulo, the event is part of a series of country-by-country presentations titled  “Border  Crime:  The  Northern  Triangle  and  the Tri-Border  Area,” in which InSight Crime presents findings of investigative work carried out during the last two years in these border regions.


4 Mar 2021


3:00 pm


Live Broadcast in  Spanish  on YouTube and English  on Facebook


Steven Dudley co-director and co-founder of InSight Crime. Dudley is a senior fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies in Washington, DC. He is the former Bureau Chief of The Miami Herald in the Andean Region, and the author of two books: “Walking Ghosts: Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia” (Routledge 2004) and “MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang” (Harper Collins 2020).

Vinicius Madureira is a Brazilian researcher for InSight Crime, based in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a master’s degree in International Security and Defense from Brazil’s National War College (Escola Superior de Guerra-ESG), and has completed research on security studies and political science. With InSight Crime he has worked on various case studies and was part of the investigative team that delved into the PCC’s criminal world during a thorough investigation into the group’s rise.

Camila Caldeira Nunes Dias

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