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  1. Bolivia: Impunity and the Control of Corruption in the Fight Against Drugs

    Theo Roncken
    01 April 1997
    Article

    The narcotics police and the secret police have been implicated in cocaine trafficking in Bolivia since the late 1950s.

  2. Armed Forces and the Drug War: Between Garrisons, Caletas and Borders

    Ricardo Soberon
    01 April 1997
    Article

    On April 5, 1992, President Alberto Fujimori announced that the Armed Forces would take part in the war on drug trafficking, especially in the coca-producing valleys of the eastern strip of the Andes.

  3. Colombia: The Heresy of the Manicheans

    Ricardo Vargas
    01 April 1997
    Article
    Alongside the emergence of a new social sector arising from the drug economy in Colombia, has been an increase in the use of violence against those State officials most committed to applying justice.
  4. Radical Maneuvers

    Jayme Brener
    01 April 1997
    Article

    The increased willingness from Brazil and other countries to give a hand to the military efforts directed by the US, does not appear to be enough for Uncle Sam.

  5. Argentina: Future Watchdog of the Americas?

    Adriana Rossi
    01 April 1997
    Article

    A surprising proposal presented to US President Bill Clinton by Argentine President Saul Menem during a visit in December 1996 to the White House seems to indicate a new role for the armed forces of this Latin American country.

  6. Introduction: Damaging Side Effects - The War on Drugs

    Martin Jelsma
    01 April 1997
    Article

    The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.

  7. Central America: On the Brink of a New War?

    Edgar Celada Q, Sandra Dávila
    01 April 1997
    Article

    The possibilities of a lasting peace in the region are placed in doubt by a new and silent war: one unleashed against drug trafficking, and in which the role of the region's armed forces remains unclear.

  8. Democracy, Human Rights, and Militarism in The War on Drugs in Latin America

    01 April 1997
    Book

    The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.

  9. The US & the War on Drugs: On the Wrong Path

    Coletta Youngers
    01 April 1997
    Article

    Despite Republican criticisms, the Clinton administration has largely continued the supply-side policies and strong-arm tactics laid out by its predecessors, Presidents Reagan and Bush.