Defence: Latin America’s options in war on drugs and organised crime

The Brazilian army operating against drug traffickers on the streets (photo:dpa)
The Brazilian army operating against drug traffickers on the streets (photo:dpa)

Latin American countries face a growing war against organised crime and drugs cartels who feed the United States and European drug markets. Security forces are being placed in the front line but regional rivalry is undermining cross-border cooperation. This special report looks at the issues.

DRUG-trafficking cartels and their associated global network of organised crime pose serious threats to several Latin American countries.

The danger is from both the violence and corruption these gangs and cartels create and also from the risky policy reactions they generate from governments.

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