July 13, 2020 - Report published by IBI Consultants & C4ADS
An analysis of maritime shipping activity in Venezuelan waters since the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. in January 2019. Shipping decreased significantly after sanctions, but dark voyages by only 2%. Topics include China, Cuba, India, Maduro, oil, sanctions, shipping, and Venezuela.
June 9, 2020 - News published by the Washington Post
The WP quotes our analysis of the impact of the coronavirus on the South American cocaine trade.
May 18, 2020 - Video published by OAS OEA Videos
Douglas Farah discusses the ability of highly adaptable transnational organized criminal organizations to thrive in the chaos produced by the coronavirus pandemic.
April 24, 2020 - Podcast published by Two Gringos with Questions
Douglas Farah discusses his report for the William Perry Center, "Turmoil in the Western Hemisphere," on how the Bolivarian Alliance, led by the Nicolás Maduro regime, used legitimate protests in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador to sow chaos and violence.
April 15, 2020 - Article published by Global Americans
A report on the phenomenon of social protests turning violent that flared across Latin America at the end of 2019 and into 2020, orchestrated by Nicolas Maduro and the BJCE with the intent of toppling the governments of U.S. allies.
March 27, 2020 - Report published by William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, NDU
A study of the Maduro regime’s efforts to politically destabilize Latin America after establishing a financial equilibrium through sanctions evasion and criminal activity. Topics include BJCE, Brazil, Chile, Maduro, North Korea, protests, refugees, and Venezuela.
September 24, 2019 - Report published by InterAmerican Institute for Democracy
President Evo Morales of Bolivia became one of the most consolidated and powerful leaders in the region through his participation in the Venezuela-led Bolivarian Joint Criminal Enterprise (BCJE). This report focuses on his efforts to obtain a fourth presidential term. Topics include ALBA, BJCE, Bolivia, corruption, and criminalized states.
August 1, 2019 - Report published by IBI Consultants
Analysis of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)’s long-term impact addressing impunity and strengthening public trust in government structures. Topics include CICIG, corruption, courts, Guatemala, judicial systems, police, and public trust.