Perry Center Professor Lectures on the Impact of COVID-19 on Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas at Colombian Navy’s International Maritime Center for Research and Analysis of Narcotrafficking

Celina Realuyo Webinar
October 07, 2020

On October 6, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo guest lectured on "Combating Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas in the Age of COVID-19" at the Colombian Navy CIMCON (Centro Internacional Marítimo de Investigación y Análisis Contra el Narcotráfico) for 73 Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian and Spanish naval officers and civilians. The session discussed how criminal groups are adapting to the pandemic and how the protracted health and economic crisis will consume governments’ attention and resources and allow criminal groups to expand their illicit activities and recruit youth at risk in marginalized communities.