New PDF release: Anti-Drug Policies in Colombia: Successes, Failures, and

By Alejandro Gaviria,Daniel Mejia,Jimmy Weiskopf

40 years after the assertion of the "war on medications" by way of President Nixon, the controversy at the effectiveness and prices of the ban is red-hot. a number of former Latin American presidents and major intellectuals from all over the world have drawn awareness to the ineffectiveness and hostile results of prohibitionism. This e-book completely analyzes the drug guidelines of 1 of the most protagonists during this war.

The ebook covers many issues: the economics of drug creation, the rules to minimize intake and reduce provide through the Plan Colombia, the results of the drug challenge on Colombia's diplomacy, the prevention of cash laundering, the relationship among drug trafficking and paramilitary politics, and techniques opposed to prepared crime. past the variety in issues, there's a universal thread working via all of the chapters: the necessity to examine objectively what works and what doesn't, according to empirical proof. provided right here for the 1st time to an English-speaking viewers, this ebook is a contribution to a debate that urgently must go beyond ideology and preconceived opinions.

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