Minibus taxis ferry millions of South Africans around each day.
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The industry’s prices and profits would be lower if laws were enforced.
Shared ownership means Australian industries are far more concentrated than traditional metrics suggest.
A demonstration for peace in Buenaventura, Colombia, where a cartel turf war has left at least 30 people dead since the beginning of this year.
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A lethal turf war between drug traffickers has terrorized Buenaventura, Colombia for months. Now protesters are demanding the government’s help to protect people in this mostly Black city.
The political border cuts in two a region rich in biological and cultural diversity.
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Government policies and dangerous conditions affect the ability of researchers working on both sides of the US-Mexico border to conduct scientific fieldwork.
More than 35,000 people were killed in Mexico in 2019, the deadliest year on record. Violence has spiked as a result of the government’s ongoing assault on drug cartels.
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A researcher who fled crime-beset Mexico returns to interview the drug cartels behind so much of the violence, asking 33 ‘narcos’ everything about their lives, from birth to their latest murder.
Kingpin no longer.
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The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it’s a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
Boots on the ground.
October 2017 was Mexico’s deadliest month on record.
Japanse shipping company NYK pleaded guilty to cartel conduct.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
Japanese car part manufacturing company Yazaki was fined A$9.5 million for cartel conduct. But now the ACCC wants to increase this.
The level of corporate fines for anti-competitive conduct in Australia is woefully below international benchmarks.
OPEC’s leaders have less power at their fingertips these days.
OPEC’s recent decision to cut supply is a classic move from the oil cartel playbook. But in today’s era, there are many more players and game-changing technologies on the field.
Flotsam mixes with the marginal São José community, overlooked by new-build apartment blocks in Brazil.
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Money and resources in Latin America often don’t reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
Guatemalans demand the prosecution of their now-ex-president, Otto Pérez.
With anti-corruption feeling at an all-time high, a populist comedian has swept to power in Guatemala, while Brazil’s president is facing furious calls for impeachment.
A classic villainous smirk.
Both Netflix’s Narcos and the documentary Cartel Land fall into the trap of sensationalising violence and in doing so horribly simplify the story.
The occupation of Chilapa, underway.
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As Mexico limbers up for a national poll, its neglected and corrupt institutions are unable to curb a terrible wave of violence.
Mexicans are taking matters into their own hands.
In 2013, Mexico signed into law an important and controversial set of structural reforms, one of which opens the way for foreign companies to profit from Mexico’s oil holdings. An article in The Economist…
Immunity has been central to cracking down on cartels - but does it work the way it’s supposed to?
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Australia’s competition watchdog is reviewing one of its most powerful weapons in its cartel enforcement arsenal - its immunity policy. Widely seen as the most harmful type of anti-competitive conduct…
Shell and BP in less competitive times.
When most of us think of cartels, we think of Colombian drug gangs rather than multi-national businesses. But not any more; if European regulators are to be believed, a cartel has been operating much closer…
We might pay more for cocaine in Australia but the social and economic costs of its use reach beyond our shores.
According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Australians are now the world’s eighth highest per capita users of cocaine. Cocaine use within the wealthier echelons of society is so unremarkable…
A new 16 minute anti-cartel film produced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission aims to breaks through widely-held business views around collusion.
Close scrutiny and tough sanctioning of cartel conduct (involving price fixing, market sharing, output reduction and bid rigging by competing businesses) has been a focus of competition law and enforcement…