oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - States in the labyrinth: insecurity, crime and cartels in Colombia and Peru
|Article Title||States in the labyrinth: insecurity, crime and cartels in Colombia and Peru|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 *Unisa Centre for Latin American Studies, University of South Africa.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||16 - 25|
|Keyword(s)||Drug cartel, Drugs, Economically viable, Ethnic, Geographical area, Linguistic divisions, Paramilitaries, Poor state of the police, Racial, Smuggling routes and Socioeconomic profiles|
In Latin America democracy has not halted the rise in crime. Indeed, there has been a significant increase in organised crime in a number of countries. This is the result of the growth of narcotics-related activities. In countries like Colombia and Peru this development has taken place against a background of a conflict between the State and guerrilla movements, exacerbating insecurity and complicating the tasks facing the authorities.
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