By Dialogo January 01, 2010Very good, very, very good. ¿Qué hacer con las pandillas? What can be done to eliminate the increasing violence caused by gangs in Central and South America? This book, compiled by Peruvian NGO Ciudad Nuestra, gathers the opinions and research of experts, who address reasons that drive youngsters to become gang members. It also considers the complexities of these groups and provides successful examples of eradication and prevention in Peru, the United States, Canada and South Africa. Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy Smuggling and black markets for drugs, humans and goods have always existed, but globalization has prompted criminal networks to flourish. Moisés Naím, Venezuela’s former minister of industry and current editor of Foreign Policy magazine, shows how the world has gotten to this point and how these globalized criminal activities threaten the social and economic stability of states. Illicit traffic likely has increased since the publication of this book in 2006, but the author’s suggestions to address the problem could be considered today.