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FORUM - Illegal drug markets, crime and violence in Latin America

A forum that will bring together scholars, political leaders, and institutions leading the discussion on organized crime, corruption and drug trafficking in Latin America.

Friday, February 22, 2013
8:15 AM - 6:00 PM
YRL Conference Room 11360
Young Research Library, UCLA


Two day forum

Friday, February 22nd 8:15AM - 6:00 PM & Saturday, February 23rd  9:15AM - 5:00 PM 

The escalation of drug-related violence in Latin American countries in recent years has prompted an urgent debate about the effectiveness and costs of current anti-drug strategies being implemented in the region. Scholars from different countries have produced a significant amount of work and analysis about the causes and consequences of the upsurge in drug-related violence in the region, the role of the government and the mechanisms through which drug cartels compete to increase their market share and their effects on violence and crime.

Refreshments Provided 

*Refer to "Download File" below for program details

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Cost : Free and open to the public. Please RSVP.


Download file: Program---Workshop-Illegal-Drug-Markets-Crime-and-Violence-in-Latin-America-FEB-13th-rp-rv0.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone, Center for Mexican Studies, America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE); CAF Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina; World Bank LAC

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