The Cocaine War: Drugs, Politics, and the Environment

Synopsis

The Cocaine War uncovers the geopolitical interests behind the US "War on Drugs" in Latin America, and spells out just what the drug war means: the danger it poses to the political stability of weak democracies, human rights and development, and its environmental impact. This book is a rare opportunity for English-speakers to hear the other side of this contentious issue. Boville explores in depth the relationship between the United States and Latin America, explaining the political need of the US government to develop a useful tool to extend American authority after the Cold War. Belin Boville is a Spanish journalist working in Latin America.