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Violencia y narcotráfi co en San Andrés


  • Andrés Sánchez Jabba



The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina has always been considered a Colombian region with a comparatively low incidence of violence despite the fact that drug trafficking has permeated everyday life. However, recently the island of San Andres experienced a significant increase in violence levels, fact that can be associated with the incursion of criminal gangs coming from the Colombian mainland. Said gangs maintain disputes and confrontations related to the control of illegal drugs trade. RESUMEN: El Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina siempre se ha caracterizado por ser una región colombiana con una baja incidencia de la violencia a pesar de que el narcotráfico ha permeado la cotidianidad del mismo. Sin embargo, recientemente en la isla de San Andrés se presentó un incremento significativo en los niveles de violencia, hecho que es atribuible a la penetración de bandas criminales provenientes del continente colombiano, las cuales se disputan el control del negocio del narcotráfico.

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  • Andrés Sánchez Jabba, 2013. "Violencia y narcotráfi co en San Andrés," Documentos de Trabajo Sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 010459, Banco de la República - Economía Regional.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000102:010459

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    San Andrés; narcotráfico; homicidio;

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