The rise and rise of narco-terror gangs

The Andean region is one of three sub-regions in the world designated by the United Nations as "regions under stress," the other two being South West Asia and South East Asia. The significance of this specification lies in the fact that within these regions criminal networks have become very skilled and exploited the advantages of weaknesses in host countries such as absence of the rule of law, poverty, extreme disparities in wealth distribution, corruption and weak governance structures....
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