Renato Rivera Rhon is the director of the Ecuadorian Observatory of Organized Crime and Professor of Security and Geopolitics at the University of the Americas (Ecuador).

May 30, 2024


Border Traffic

Ecuador in the global drug trafficking chain

The rise of Ecuador in the transnational network of organized crime is a relatively recent phenomenon. Although the country has supplied chemical inputs for cocaine production in Colombia since the 1990s, there were few spikes in violence or power struggles…