On December 10, 2021, Adriana Abdenur, Executive Director of CIPÓ, participated in the panel “Organized crime in Latin America: what is new?” at the 24-hour Conference on Global Organized Crime, on 12/1 at 4 pm (Brasília Time). Speakers in the event also included: Marcos Alan Ferreira, Concepción Anguita Olmedo, Mariano Bartolomé, Andrea Oelsner and Carolina Sampó.
Latin America has always been characterized by drug trafficking. Even though drug trafficking is still the most important manifestation of organized crime in the region, criminal organizations have expanded their business and moved overseas. This panel discussed, on the one hand, how drug trafficking, particularly cocaine trafficking, has been changing adding new markets and routes to the traditional ones, and how criminal organizations have been exercising criminal governance in order to guarantee their domain on certain territories. On the other hand, speakers discussed how other manifestations of organized crime such as human trafficking, illegal mining, environmental crimes and cybercrime has gained importance in our region.