Case 268 - Democratic Dilemmas in the U.S. War on Drugs in Latin America
Bertram, Eva and Bill Spencer
This case study, created for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, explores the many ethical issues raised by the U.S. drug war in Latin America, as well as their impact on democratization and human rights. It then outlines the political dynamics that shaped the origins of current supply-reduction programs in Latin America, giving particular attention to the views of publics and policymakers in the United States, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. Finally, it poses questions for further classroom discussion of these important and complex issues.
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