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Book release "Macro-criminalidad: Complejidad y resiliencia de las redes criminales"

Macro-criminalidad: Complejidad y Resiliencia de las Redes Criminales [Macro-criminality: Complexity and Resilience of the Criminal Networks, in Spanish only] is an effort to understand the characteristics that allow disrupting a criminal network. In this sense, this book questions why some criminal networks are more resilient than others. The proposed answer is based on the analysis of two relevant cases that defined the recent institutional history of two Latin American countries: Mexico and Peru.

With the collaboration of Francisco Gómez Flórez, José Ugaz Sánchez-Moreno, John P. Sullivan y Robert J. Bunker, in fourth parts and eleven chapters, an explanation about complexity and resilience of criminal networks is proposed

Macro-criminalidad: Complejidad y Resiliencia de las Redes Criminales explains the global rise of a new type of decentralized and complex criminal network, analyzing two cases: the Montesinos-FARC Network, centralized and with low resilience, that coopted the Peruvian institutions during the 90s, and the "Los Zetas” network, decentralized and with high resilience, that have expanded across Mexico and various criminal markets in the hemisphere. This work is highly relevant due to the contributions of: the Peruvian attorney José Ugáz, special prosecutor in the case against Fujimori, and current Director of Transparency International, and the prominent Mexican journalist Francisco Gómez Flores. Both contributions are based on field information and primary sources.

Salcedo-Albarán y Garay-Salamanca have created an important and unique piece: a powerful and convincing explanation of the macro-criminal networks typology, that shows how the threats of organized crime are underestimated and misunderstood by governments and officials."

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