TIMBER MAFIAS: PREYING ON LATIN AMERICA’S FORESTS

On 18 September, an article from Insight Crime says that illegal logging has become one of Latin America’s most frequent yet under-reported criminal economies.  In an investigation, InSight Crime presents its findings into the dynamics of timber trafficking in Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.  It says that the corruption of public officials, the complicity of police forces and the weakness of protection mechanisms have contributed to the systematic plunder of the region’s forests.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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