The geography of drug trafficking in Latin America

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Postgraduate student of the Faculty of Geography
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameLatin America
EditionIssue 8

Latin America is one of the major global drug producing areas. It influenceson politics, economy and other aspects of life. Drug trafficking in Latin Americameets the needs either external or internal markets. This article attempts to consider severalways of struggle with the drug trafficking on the stages of drug production, drugtransit as well as drug trade. Based on available data, the authors calculated the numberof drug users, estimated the value of the drug market and its importance in the economiesof the Latin American states.

KeywordsLatin America, regional analysis, struggle with drug trafficking
Publication date01.10.2018
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