The Andean Cocaine Industry

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 1998 - History - 284 pages
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It is commonly known that the Andean nations of Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia are the international centers of cocaine production. But until now, there has been no comprehensive view of this billion dollar industry. Using never-before unearthed information culled from their extensive field research, Patrick Clawson and Rensselaer Lee reveal the configuration of the drug industry, from the original cultivation of coca in the fields of South America to the sale of cocaine on the streets of the United States. The authors analyze the economic and political impact of the drug business on the Andean nations, including such problems as violence and the undermining of legitimate business. Through the ground-breaking work of Clawson and Lee, The Andean Cocaine Industry illuminates one of the most pervasive problems facing the world today.

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Basing their findings largely on recent field research, economist Clawson and political analyst Lee offer a thorough overview and analysis of the cocaine industry in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia ... Read full review

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Patrick Clawson is at the Institute for International Strategic Studies.

Rensselaer Lee III is at Global Advisory Services. They have advised government agencies on narcotics.

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