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  1. 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.

  2. Reluctant Recruits: The US Military and the War on Drugs

    • Peter Zirnite
    06 August 1997
    Report

    Despite spending some $20 billion over the past decade on international drug control and interdiction efforts, illegal drugs from Latin America still flood the United States - a fact that concerns many within the military itself.

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    The Rothschilds of the Mafia on Aruba

    • Tom Blickman
    29 May 1997
    Paper

    "A magnificent washing-machine is sold here, its trademark is Aruba. The machine is an Aruban-Colombian product, its model called Cartel. The brand is well-known for its good performance in the United States and Europe. It is recommended by former ministers, members of Parliament, owners of casinos, supermarkets, cosmetics manufacturers and importers of cars and batteries. The washing-machine fits everybody who has become inexplicably rich from one day to another."

  4. 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.
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    Mexico: The Narco General Case

    Carlos Fazio
    01 December 1997
    Article
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    The Single Currency: A Debate that May Not Happen

    Howard Wachtel
    01 June 1997
    Article
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    Paraguay: An Unpunished Crime

    Jayme Brener
    01 December 1997
    Article
  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. The Double Role of Drug Trafficking in State Terrorism and Militarized Democracy

    Samuel Blixen
    01 April 1997
    Article

    The Mexican army, that historically has maintained a stringent "nationalistic" stance towards the United States, now supports a form of militarization that, disguising itself as a "war on drugs", imposes a "democracy of national security".

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  14. 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.

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    Unfinished Business: The Military and Drugs in Honduras

    Thelma Mejía
    01 December 1997
    Article
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    Narco Jets and Police Protection in Bolivia

    Theo Roncken
    01 December 1997
    Article

    Anti-drug missions in Bolivia have frequently been transformed into public scandals. These scandals emphasize and sometimes prove the direct involvement of high government officials in drug trafficking and their protection of drug lords.

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    Addicted to Capital

    Walden Bello
    01 September 1997
    Article
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    Preface to Privatising Nature

    Susan George
    01 December 1997
    Article

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