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The Maduro regime's illicit activities

The Maduro Regime's Illicit Activities: A Threat to Democracy and Security in Latin America

August 13, 2020 - Report published by the Atlantic Council

Study of the Maduro regime’s money laundering, illegal extraction of gold and minerals, and relationships with other criminalized structures as a destabilizing force within Latin America. Topics include Europe, FARC, gold, Maduro, minerals, money laundering, oil, PDVSA, Turkey, and Venezuela.

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Staying Afloat: Shipping Networks in the Wake of U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela

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.

Iranian oil tanker Fortune anchored near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

C4ADS and IBI Consultants report on Venezuelan shipping cited by the Associated Press

July 13, 2020 - News published by Associated Press

In the first year since the Trump administration imposed crushing economic sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry, port calls to Venezuela plunged by 46%. But less-scrupulous carriers are filling the void.

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Douglas Farah/IBI Consultants Quoted in the Washington Post

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.

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Douglas Farah featured on the first OAS Department Against Transnational Organized Crime Webinar (English and Spanish)

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.

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Douglas Farah on "Two Gringos With Questions" Podcast

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.

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Turmoil in the Western Hemisphere

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.

Leftist popular leaders from Latin American nations – former Bolivian President Evo Morales (second from left), Cuban President Raul Castro (third from left), former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (red beret), and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (third from right) – have adopted an anti-imperial and anti-neoliberalism policies designed to increase political, economic, and social instability among opponents in the Western Hemisphere.

Turmoil in the Western Hemisphere: The Role of the Bolivarian Joint Criminal Enterprise in Latin America's Unrest

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.

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Merchant of Death by Douglas Farah and Stephan Braun book cover