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GIS Dossier: The seemingly intractable drama of the Northern Triangle states
Central America is a region with autocratic states spanning generations, stunted economic growth and violence hounding its societies. As if these challenges were not enough, the last two decades have witnessed the entry of another dreadful actor in the region. Pressed hard over the Caribbean Sea by the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration and its allies, Mexican and Colombian drug cartels have shifted their trafficking operations into Central America’s isthmus, capturing and turning the most affected countries into nearly failed or captured states.