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Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia

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Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombian society. This book asks an obvious question: are the official reasons given for the wars on ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Monthly Review Press (first published October 1st 2011)
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Laurel Ferguson
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drugs and Terrorism

Who ever knows anything about the cocaine drug trade? A little bit of an update here for me. Looks like you could get a better deal on cocaine than you could on marijuana accept for the violence that comes with hard drugs. I thought marijuana was so terrible but this cocaine certainly has it beat. Big business that squishes the little guy. Nothing seems to be good for the poor, including any kind of big corporation, except I thought Hemp would be. Just one more drug which, of
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May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing


Excellent book, one of the best pieces I've read on us foreign policy and the drug trade.
A classic of the genre up there with Peter Dale Scott and Alfred McCoy's works.
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