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Organized Crime in Central America: The Northern Triangle, Cynthia J. Arnson, Eric L. Olson, Steven S. Dudley, James Bosworth, Douglas Farah, Julie López

edited by Cynthia J. Arnson and Eric L. Olson
Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011.
Woodrow Wilson Center reports on the Americas
193354970X, 9781933549705
This publication attempts to create a better understanding of the nature, origins, and evolution of organized crime in Central America by examining the dynamics of organized crime in the three countries of the so-called Northern Triangle, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, as well as the broader regional context that links these case studies. The authors investigate the challenge organized crime poses to the state, its institutions, and governability in general. This publication is part of a series on the sub-regional dynamics of organized crime, focusing especially on the linkages between Central America, Mexico, and the Andean region as well as the growing insertion of Latin America in global transnational crime networks.
  • Introduction, Cynthia J. Arnson and Eric L. Olson.
  • Drug trafficking organizations in Central America: transportistas, Mexican cartels, and maras, Steven S. Dudley.
  • Honduras: organized crime gained amid political crisis, James Bosworth.
  • Organized crime in El Salvador: its homegrown and transnational dimensions, Douglas Farah.
  • Guatemala's crossroads: the democratization of violence and second chances, Julie López. --
viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • November 2011.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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Woodrow Wilson Center reports on the Americas ; no. 29
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