Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Part 2: Cocaine Trafficking & COVID - South America, West Africa & Europe

Part 2: Cocaine Trafficking & COVID - South America, West Africa & Europe

In Part 2 - Our journey follows the cocaine out of South America and across the Atlantic into Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, which that has been dubbed “a narco-state” by the UN and US. Then onto the the second largest Cocaine market, Europe. Where we’ll talk about the 'Ndrangheta Mafia group from Calabria in Southern Italy, who purportedly control 80% of the cocaine trade on the continent. Then we'll cross the Adriatic into the Balkan region of Europe where criminal groups distribute cocaine in all directions. Discussed Papers Breaking the vicious cycle - Cocaine politics in Guinea-Bissau (https://globalinitiative.net/cocaine-politics-guinea-bissau/) A parallel contagion: Is Mafia entrepreneurship exploiting the Pandemic? (https://globalinitiative.net/parallel-contagion-mafia-covid/) CovidCrimeWatch (https://globalinitiative.net/initiatives/covid-crime-watch/) Guests: Mark Shaw - Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/mark-shaw/) Sergio Nazarro - Journalist, Writer and spokesman for the President of the Anti-Mafia parliamentary commission (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/sergio-nazzaro/) Fatjona Mejdini - Journalist and Field Network Coordinator: Balkans, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/fatjona-mejdini/) Jason Eligh - Senior Expert, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/jason-leigh/)

Duration: 30 min

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