Now Latin America is facing a “perfect storm of reinforcing economic, criminal and political
stresses that is eroding its institutions and economic prospects, radicalizing its people,
and undermining its commitment to democracy and the rule of law.” The malign influence of China, Russia, and Iran exacerbates regional anti-crime strategies.
In this context we identify five emerging security trends that offer new challenges to law enforcement and policy communities in the
region that are far reaching, and threaten to accelerate the negative trends unless dealt with effectively.