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Fair Trade Cocaine
The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.
An Alternative Anti-Drug Policy: Economic Resilience
The Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Develop...
The success of many anti-drug measures adopted by governments in the past decade has been at best mixed, and the costs associated have been high. The most common anti-drug efforts are related to eradication of crops and include manual eradication.
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Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting
A confidential informant says the DEA had its sights set on Bolivia's populist leader.
Cocaine: Just a Commodity?
I grew up like most Bolivians with no notion of whether cocaine was good or bad. To me, it was a way to get out of poverty.
Bolivia's Flying Men
Time for Change
Executive Director, The Beckley Foundation
The War on Drugs has failed. According to all available indices, it is no longer defendable.
UN Drug Policy in the Dark Ages
Executive Director, StoptheDrugWar.org.
A program which merely moves production and trafficking of drugs from place to place is not a program that actually helps people. UN drug policy needs to move out from the dark ages.
What Does Ecuador Have to Do With Seattle?
Author of "Refuge" and "The Survival Girls"
Kate Vrijmoet steps back from her spare, dripping portrait of a man standing with bloody stumps for arms, throws back her head, and cackles. "That's so funny!" she crows.
Cochabamba Climate Conference: The Coca Contradiction
Author, 'Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left'
How effective is Morales's conference likely to be? And what do environmentalists make of the environmental downsides of Morales' coca nationalism?
An Ounce of Gold and Ounce of Cocaine, a Trillion Dollar Deficit and a War in Vain
Daniel Bruno Sanz
Free books at www.scribd.com/dbsanz
What if I told you there is a way to reduce federal and state government spending, increase tax revenue, stabilize friendly foreign governments, fight terrorism and reduce the crime rate, all in one fell swoop?
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Peru's Guerrillas, Drugs Could Plunge The Country Back Into War
Bolivian President Chews Coca During Speech At UN
Coca Is Not a Demon
Although consumption of coca in its purified form -- cocaine -- is not legal in the United States, other countries do include coca consumption among their ancient traditions.
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