Robert Muggah co-founded the Igarapé Institute in Brazil. He also cofounded the SecDev Group—focused on cybersecurity and digital risk in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He also serves as a Senior Adviser to the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and a number of companies. From 2000 to 2011, he was the Research Director of the Small Arms Survey. He is the author of eight books, most recently co-authoring Earthtime—100 Maps to Navigate Our World with Ian Goldin (Random House, 2019 forthcoming). Muggah received his DPhil from the University of Oxford.
Covid-19 is transforming organized crime. In addition to heightening the risk of violence, the pandemic is also indirectly strengthening the social, economic, and political clout of several criminal organizations in the same way that the Italian mafia and Japanese Yakuza emerged stronger after the great dislocations of the Second World War. Crime kingpins know full well that law enforcement and criminal justice systems are overstretched, and that prisons are bursting at the seams. They also know that an economic depression is coming, which may increase the risk of violence. It is not entirely clear if governments are similarly alert.
El libro busca hacer un balance de donde se encuentra América Latina en una serie de temas cruciales: desarrollo socioeconómico, seguridad y violencia, estado de derecho, crecimiento económico, integración regional y relaciones con el mundo.
O volume tem uma visão ampla dos recentes desenvolvimentos sociais, políticos e econômicos na América Latina. Ele contém seis ensaios, focados em temas salientes e transversais, que tentam construir um fio ou uma narrativa sobre a região altamente diversificada, destacando suas principais idiossincrasias e analisando para onde ela deve se encaminhar nos próximos anos.