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By Alejandro Gaviria,Daniel Mejia,Jimmy Weiskopf

40 years after the announcement of the "war on medications" by means of President Nixon, the controversy at the effectiveness and prices of the ban is red-hot. a number of former Latin American presidents and best intellectuals from world wide have drawn cognizance to the ineffectiveness and adversarial outcomes of prohibitionism. This publication completely analyzes the drug rules of 1 of the most protagonists during this war.

The publication covers many subject matters: the economics of drug creation, the guidelines to lessen intake and reduce offer in the course of the Plan Colombia, the consequences of the drug challenge on Colombia's diplomacy, the prevention of cash laundering, the relationship among drug trafficking and paramilitary politics, and methods opposed to prepared crime. past the variety in subject matters, there's a universal thread working via the entire chapters: the necessity to research objectively what works and what doesn't, according to empirical facts. awarded right here for the 1st time to an English-speaking viewers, this e-book is a contribution to a debate that urgently must go beyond ideology and preconceived opinions.

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