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Douglas Farah presenting at a CICS Americas public discussion

Launch of "Maduro's Last Stand"

May 23, 2019 - Video published by Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

A public discussion in which Douglas Farah presents a report that details the breadth of the global money laundering empire of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and his Bolivarian allies.

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Maduro's Last Stand: Venezuela's Survival Through the Bolivarian Joint Criminal Enterprise

May 23, 2019 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

This report highlights the scale of a criminal network that IBI calls the "Bolivarian Joint Criminal Enterprise" (BJCE). It highlights some of the criminal typologies used by the network and explores the wider impact of its actions. Topics include ALBA, BJCE, criminalized states, and Venezuela.

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The Miami Herald on "Maduro's Last Stand."

May 16, 2019 - News published by the Miami Herald

News featuring IBI's report, "Maduro's Last Stand".

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Washington Post cites IBI Consultants report "Maduro's Last Stand."

May 12, 2019 - News published by the Washington Post

A WP video on corruption and violence in Latin America.

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La Última Resistencia de Maduro: La supervivencia de Venezuela mediante la empresa criminal conjunta bolivariana

April 1, 2019 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

Este informe destaca la escala de una red criminal que el IBI llama la "Empresa Criminal Conjunta Bolivariana". Destaca las tipologías criminales utilizadas por la red y explora el impacto más amplio de sus acciones. Topics include ALBA, BJCE, criminalized states, and Venezuela.

El Salvador’s President Salvador Sánchez Cerén walks with China’s President Xi Jinping during welcome ceremony held in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, November 1, 2018 (Courtesy Presidencia El Salvador)

El Salvador’s Recognition of the People’s Republic of China: A Regional Context

March 13, 2019 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

This Strategic Perspective centers on the PRC’s recent successful push into Latin America, and particularly in Central America—historically a primary area of influence for the United States. Topics include Central America, China, Financial Aid, Investment, and Strategic Threats.

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Extra-Regional Actors in Latin America: The United States in Not the Only Game in Town

February 26, 2019 - Report published by PRISM Journal, Center for Complex Operations, NDU

An assessment of the strategic gains of three critical extra-regional actors in Latin America: China, who focuses on economic partnerships, and Russia and Iran who focus on anti-US projects via Hezbollah-linked networks and state-protected organized crime groups. Topics include BJCE, China, criminalized states, Iran, money laundering, organized crime, and Russia.

“Pallaqueras” (female gold scavengers) search waste rock from gold mine in La Rinconada, Peru, September 29, 2009

A Strategic Overview of Latin America: Identifying New Convergence Centers, Forgotten Territories, and Vital Hubs for Transnational Organized Crime

January 30, 2019 - Journal Article published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

A Strategic Perspective exploring the critical challenge posed by regional TOC groups in Latin America. Topics include ALBA, Bolivia, criminalized states, FARC, Illegal Gold, money laundering, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru.

Blood From Stones by Douglas Farah book cover
Merchant of Death by Douglas Farah and Stephan Braun book cover