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Drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of latin america will be available on jan. Inside the drug cartels destroying latin america time. Archival historical research on trafficking or drugs in latin america has not, to date, reached the stage to merit a true synthesis. Bagleys most popular book is neighborly adversaries. Trafficking in illicit drugs, money, and people in. The economic patterns of illicit drug trafficking follow the same principles of any illegal good or service with a reasonable real demand. However, as narcotrafficking become the source of funding for violent insurgents and paramilitaries in colombia and peru, and as drug use and drugrelated gang activity has exploded around the region, that view grew untenable. Chilean photographer carlos villalon has spent two decades documenting the coca trade in latin america for a book called coca. This introduction brings the issue of latin american drug trades and cultures into. Drug trafficking, organized crime, and violence in the. Americas fight against drug trafficking in central america and the caribbean in the.
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