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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

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In 1971, Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Despite foreign policy efforts and attempts to combat supply lines, the United States has been for decades, and remains today, the largest single consumer market for illicit drugs on the planet.This volume argues that the war on drugs has been ineffective at best and, at worst, has been highly detrimental to many countries. Leading experts in the fields of public health, political science, and national security analyze how U.S. policies have affected the internal dynamics of Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Central America, and the Caribbean islands. Together, they present a comprehensive overview of the major trends in drug trafficking and organized crime in the early twenty-first century.

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9780813060682

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2017

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University Press of Florida

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Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

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