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  • Police Cooperation

    Police Cooperation

    The fight against organised crime is an international challenge because there are no borders and there is no limit on criminals’ imagination when it comes to committing crimes. The overall goal of the Police Cooperation Cooperation of EL PAcCTO is to strengthen the police services responsible ...

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    Police Cooperation
  • Cooperation among Justice Systems

    Cooperation among Justice Systems

    The characteristics of organised crime are its international dimension, its significant economic volume and the complexity of its operations. They are detrimental to the general economy, weaken institutions and cause public insecurity and other social problems. The investigation and prosecution ...

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    Cooperation among Justice Systems
  • Penitentiary Systems

    Penitentiary Systems

    Latin American prisons have a high rate of overcrowding and present a diffuse infiltration of criminal organisations that often transform them into real schools of crime. The general objectives of the Penitentiary Systems component of EL PAcCTO are to improve penitentiary management systems, the ...

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    Penitentiary Systems
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Action area

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The objective of EL PAcCTO is to provide technical assistance to 18 Latin American countries in the fight against organized crime.    

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Multimedia

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  • Brazil's federal police and EL PAcCTO facilitate training on timber trafficking
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    Brazil's federal police and EL PAcCTO facilitate training on timber trafficking

    Brazil's Federal Police have provided training to Latin American and European countries on timber trafficking between the two continents.

  • The Delegations of the European Union in Latin America and EL PAcCTO
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    The Delegations of the European Union in Latin America and EL PAcCTO

    The Delegations of the European Union in Latin America and EL PAcCTO work together to combat organized crime through international cooperation. In this video a small sample of this work including ...

  • Latin America and Europe fight illicit arms trafficking with the help of ARCO Network
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    Latin America and Europe fight illicit arms trafficking with the help of ARCO Network

    The ARCO Network facilitates the exchange of strategic and operational police information between Latin American and European law enforcement agencies to provide an effective response to illicit arms ...

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Blog

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  • The CLASI and its political, strategic and operational implications
    / Cooperación internacional
    The CLASI and its political, strategic and operational implications

    The Latin American Interior Security Committee was set up with a three-way mission to unite the efforts of the Latin American countries in the fight against organised crime.

    02 de March 2022
  • Transnational organised crime and COVID 19
    Europa y America Latina / Cooperación internacional
    Transnational organised crime and COVID 19

    What has been happening with transnational organised crime, particularly drug trafficking, since the start of the pandemic? What is happening now and what will happen in the near future? How about ...

    23 de February 2022
  • Latin America and Europe: a permanent dialogue on judicial matters
    Europa y America Latina / Cooperation between justice systems
    Latin America and Europe: a permanent dialogue on judicial matters

    We open a special two-post blog to address the decisive moment in international legal cooperation between Latin America and Europe, due to the successes achieved and the challenges faced in ...

    10 de January 2022
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