Mabel Gonzalez Bustelo
Mabel González Bustelo is an international consultant, journalist and researcher and currently has a role as Senior Adviser at NOREF Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution. In 2014, she published Narcotráfico y crimen organizado: ¿Hay alternativas?, a comprehensive report on attempts of national and international policies to curtail the global drug trade through predominantly militarized responses.
As supply control policies for illegal drugs achieve partial successes elsewhere, international drug markets are shifting production and transit to West Africa and the Sahel. Facilitated by limited law enforcement and border control, the drug trade has been redirected along the historical trading routes of the Sahel.