Drugs and Democracy in Latin America : The Impact of U.S. Policy
Although the U.S. has spent more than USD25 billion on international drug-control programs, it has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering the country. It has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences, most notably in Latin America and the Caribbean. The authors of Drugs and Democracy in Latin America offer a comprehensive review of U.S. drug-control policies toward the region, assess the impact of those policies on democracy and human rights, and present eight detailed case studies. A project of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), this major work is the first systematic, region-wide documentation and analysis of the collateral damage caused by the U.S. war on drugs.
- Paperback | 415 pages
- 152.4 x 221 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
- 01 Jan 2005
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
- Illustrations, maps
Table of contents
The U.S. War on Drugs: Its Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean - the Editors. The U.S. Military and the War on Drugs - A. Isacson. U.S. Law Enforcement and the War on Drugs - R. Neild. Bolivia - K. Ledebur. The Caribbean - J. Rodriguez Beruff. Central America - R. Rockwell. Colombia - M.C. Ramirez. Ecuador - F. Rivera Velez. Mexico - J.L. Sierra. Peru - I. Rojas. The Southern Cone - R. Diamint. Conclusions and Recommendations - the Editors.
About Coletta A Youngers
Coletta A. Youngers is director of the ""Drugs, Democracy, and Human Rights"" project at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Prior to joining WOLA in 1987, she worked for Catholic Relief Services in Peru, managing development projects. Eileen Rosin is drug policy project manager at WOLA. She has worked in the areas of international development and human rights for more than twenty years, with extensive experience in El Salvador and Guatemala.