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Drugs, Democracy, and the Andean Crisis

Drugs, Democracy, and the Andean Crisis.

The United States has imposed a hard-line law enforcement drug control strategy on source and transit countries in Latin America, an approach that has not been successful to date and has caused significant collateral damage. This paper provides an overview of the impacts of current international anti-drug efforts and the debate in Washington about funding for such efforts, examining the cases of Bolivia and Colombia.

By Gina Amatangelo, Washington Office on Latin America