Increased coca cultivation in Peru provides the raw ingredient cocaine traffickers use when pushing into developing markets like Australia.
Peru coca prices are low. And that's leading to potential cocaine production in Bolivia.
InSight Crime charts the history of cocaine from agricultural extract to the basis of global criminal empires.
Indigenous communities in Brazil are using drones to fight deforestation and the frequent assaults of loggers on their lands.
Following multiple killings, Indigenous leaders in the Peruvian Amazon are again facing threats of violence after coca eradication operations in their area, in a stark warning of the risks faced…
European-bound Peruvian cocaine is usually moved by foreign gangs. But now homegrown criminals are muscling in on the action.
While there are some efforts to build resilience, including the passing of new legislative frameworks and some other signs of political willingness to tackle the problem, there is still a…
From unchecked agricultural development to wildlife trafficking, corruption greases the wheels of every environmental crime in the Peruvian Amazon.
Peru – rich in biodiversity – is a hotspot for the wildlife trade. Reptiles, fish and birds are all trafficked locally and internationally.
Peru’s Amazon, which covers nearly half of the Andean country, is rich in biodiversity and critical to the capture of carbon, which mitigates global warming. Political instability and corruption, however,…