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Weekly InSight: GameChangers in Latin America Organized Crime in 2017

BRAZIL / 26 JAN 2018 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering the most important recent trends in organized crime in Latin America.

McDermott and LaSusa talked about the cocaine boom in Colombia, a major gang war in Brazil, the crisis in Venezuela, and the intensified focus the United States has placed on fighting the MS13 gang. They also spoke about trends to watch in Latin America’s underworld going forward.

You can read the full GameChangers series here. Watch the full video of the discussion below:

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