Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington's Futile War on Drugs in Latin America

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Februar 2003



The domestic phase of Washington's war on drugs has received considerable criticism over the years from a variety of individuals. Until recently, however, most critics have not stressed the damage that the international phase of the drug was has done to our Latin American neighbors. That lack of attention has begun to change and Ted Carpenter chronicles our disenchantment with the hemispheric drug war. Ending the prohibitionist system would produce numerous benefits for both Latin American societies and the U.S. In a book deriving from his work at the Cato Institute, Carpenter paints a picture of this ongoing fiasco.


Introduction: Thirty Years of Failure
Forging the Bad Neighbor Policy: The Drug War from Nixon to Reagan
Escalating and Militarizing the Drug War: The Bush and Clinton Years
Plan Colombia: A Dangerous New Phase in the Drug War
A Mix of Flawed Strategies
Washington's 'Ugly American' Tactics
Reaping the Whirlwind: Consequences to Latin American Societies
Mexico: the Next Colombia?
Polluting the Republic: The Drug War at Home
A Blueprint for Peace: Ending the War on Drugs


Ted Galen Carpenter
EAN: 9781403961372
ISBN: 1403961379
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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