How Pandemic Redesigned Crime Map in Latin America: New Methods, New Routes

The coronavirus pandemic caused economic stagnation worldwide, and the criminal world was no exception. Restrictions on mobility, transnational trade, border and airport closures, and other measures implemented during quarantines hindered criminal activities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the pandemic, most of the region's large criminal organizations survived by rapidly and efficiently adjusting to the new circumstances, even more so than governments, and in 2021 should continue to implement the strategies learned during the pandemic for economic rebound

Experts point out that the adjustment of the main criminal organizations was swift and efficient, opening new markets and succeeding in sustaining themselves despite the economic shock.

The coronavirus pandemic caused economic stagnation worldwide, and the criminal world was no exception. Restrictions on mobility, transnational trade, border and airport closures, and other measures implemented . . .

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