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

    01 April 1997

    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.

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

    Samuel Blixen
    01 April 1997

    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".

  4. Radical Maneuvers

    Jayme Brener
    01 April 1997

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

    Coletta Youngers
    01 April 1997

    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.

  6. Argentina: Future Watchdog of the Americas?

    Adriana Rossi
    01 April 1997

    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.

  7. Colombia: The Heresy of the Manicheans

    Ricardo Vargas
    01 April 1997
    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.
  8. Central America: On the Brink of a New War?

    Edgar Celada Q, Sandra Dávila
    01 April 1997

    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.

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

    Ricardo Soberon
    01 April 1997

    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

    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

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

  12. Crime in Uniform

    • Adriana Rossi, Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Soberon, Theo Roncken, Frank Smyth, Carlos Fazio, Thelma Mejía, Samuel Blixen, Jayme Brener
    11 April 1997

    Crime in Uniform presents detailed case studies examining the involvement of Latin American security forces in the illicit drug industry.

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    The Rothschilds of the Mafia on Aruba

    • Tom Blickman
    29 May 1997

    "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."

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    The Single Currency: A Debate that May Not Happen

    Howard Wachtel
    01 June 1997
  15. La Suisse aux enchères

    • Susan George, Fabrizio Sabelli
    13 June 1997
    On somme la Suisse de se jeter à pieds joints dans le néo-libéralisme et d'embrasser la pensée unique façon helvétique. Avant de s'y lancer, ne vaudrait-il pas mieux réfléchir à ce qui s'est passé chez d'autres qui ont fait ce choix? Susan George et Fabrizio Sabelli mettent à plat les rouages du tout-marché, révèlent son inefficacité économique, décrivent ses funestes conséquences humaines et tracent des voies différentes vers la réussite économique et la cohésion sociale, le tout avec esprit et clarté.
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    Winning the War of Ideas

    Susan George
    01 July 1997
    The success of neoliberalism is not just a result of economic and political forces, but also because the right has understood the importance of cultural hegemony - something the left has yet to learn.
  17. Reluctant Recruits: The US Military and the War on Drugs

    • Peter Zirnite
    06 August 1997

    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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    Addicted to Capital

    Walden Bello
    01 September 1997
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