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Drug Trafficking and Violence in Central America and Beyond

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7735
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World Development Report Background Papers
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Demombynes, Gabriel
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2017-06-27T16:09:58Z
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2017-06-27T16:09:58Z
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2011-04
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This paper examines the relationship between narcotics trafficking and violence in Central America. The first part of the paper addresses particular questions posed for the 2011 World Development Report and examines several competing hypothesis on the drivers of crime in Central America. A key finding is that areas exposed to intense narcotics trafficking in Central America suffer from higher homicide rates. Drug trafficking has corrupted state institutions, which have been overwhelmed by the resources deployed by trafficking organizations. The second part of the paper reviews the reasons drug trafficking and anti trafficking enforcement are associated with violence in general and consider policy options.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/761351468235453648/Drug-trafficking-and-violence-in-Central-America-and-beyond
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27333
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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World Development Report 2011 Background Papers;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ABUSES
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ACCOUNTING
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ALCOHOL
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AMBASSADOR
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ARMED CONFLICT
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ARMED CONFLICTS
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ARMED FORCES
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BATTLES
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BRIBE
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BRIBERY
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BRIBES
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BURGLARY
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CIVIL WAR
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CIVIL WARS
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COCAINE
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COERCION
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COMPLAINT
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CONFIDENCE
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CONFLICT
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CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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CORRUPT
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CORRUPT OFFICIALS
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CORRUPTION
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COURTS
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CRIME
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CRIME PREVENTION
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CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES
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CRIME RATES
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CRIMES
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CRIMINAL
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CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
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CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
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CRIMINAL COURT
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
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CRIMINAL SANCTIONS
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CRIMINALITY
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CRIMINALS
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DEATHS
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DEMOBILIZATION
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DEMOCRACY
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DRUG
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DRUG SEIZURES
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DRUG TRADE
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DRUG TRAFFICKERS
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DRUG TRAFFICKING
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DRUG USE
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DRUGS
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DUE PROCESS
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EXTRADITION
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EXTRADITION TREATY
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FIGHTING
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FIREARM
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FIREARMS
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GANG
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GANG MEMBERS
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GANGS
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GUERRILLA
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GUERRILLA GROUPS
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GUN
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GUNS
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HEROIN
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HOMICIDE
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HOMICIDE RATE
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HOMICIDE RATES
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HOMICIDES
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HUMAN RIGHTS
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ILLICIT DRUG
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ILLICIT DRUGS
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INITIATIVE
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
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INTERNATIONAL LAW
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
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INVESTIGATION
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JUDICIAL CORRUPTION
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JUDICIARY
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KIDNAPPING
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LAW ENFORCEMENT
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LAW-ENFORCEMENT
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LAWS
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LEADERSHIP
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LEVELS OF CRIME
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LIABILITY
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MARIJUANA
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MARIJUANA USE
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MONEY LAUNDERING
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MORTALITY
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MURDER
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MURDER RATE
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MURDER RATES
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MURDERS
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NARCOTICS
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NARCOTICS CONTROL
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NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING
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NATIONS
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OFFENSE
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ORGANIZED CRIME
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PAYOFFS
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PEACE
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PENAL SANCTIONS
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PENALTIES
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PERPETRATORS
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POLICE
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POLICE OFFICERS
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POLITICIAN
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POLITICIANS
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PRETRIAL DETENTION
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PRISON
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PRISONS
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PROBATION
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PROSECUTION
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PROSECUTORS
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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PUBLIC OFFICIALS
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PUBLIC OPINION
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REPRESSION
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RISK FACTORS
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ROADS
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ROBBERY
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SAFE HAVENS
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SECURITY FORCES
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STATE INSTITUTIONS
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TOBACCO
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TORTURE
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TREATIES
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TRIALS
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VICTIMS
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VIOLENCE
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VIOLENT CONFLICT
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VIOLENT CRIME
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WARFARE
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WEAPONS
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WORLD DEVELOPMENT
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YOUNG MALES
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YOUNG MEN
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YOUTH
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YOUTH GANGS
dc.title
Drug Trafficking and Violence in Central America and Beyond
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Working Paper
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2011-05-30
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/761351468235453648/Drug-trafficking-and-violence-in-Central-America-and-beyond
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000386194_20110530052735
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14266056
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62031
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/761351468235453648/pdf/620310WP0Drug00BOX0361475B00PUBLIC0.pdf
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Central America
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Conflict and Development :: Post Conflict Reconstruction
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Adolescent Health
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Social Development :: Crime and Society
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Social Development :: Children and Youth
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Law and Development :: Corruption & Anticorruption Law
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AFT: PREM 2 (AFTP2)

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