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Author Henderson, James D., 1942- author.

Title Colombia's narcotics nightmare : how the drug trade destroyed peace / James D. Henderson.

Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
©2015.

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 UniM Bail  364.133650986 HEND    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 230 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-222) and index.
Contents 1 Colombia's Decade of Peace, 1965-1975 -- Dynamism of the 1965-1975 Period 11 -- Colombia's Iron Triangle of Violence 16 -- Rise of the Drug Culture in the United States 18 -- Initial U.S. and Colombian Responses to Illegal Drugs, 1965-1975 23 -- 2 Illegal Drug Hydra, 1970-1983 26 -- Colombia Gold 26 -- Cocaine Comes to Colombia 33 -- Drugs, Violence, Impunity 41 -- Cartels' Golden Moment, 1978-1983 47 -- 3 Cartels' War Against the State, 1984-1994 -- Extraditables 53 -- New Violence 65 -- Democratic Responses to the Violence 75 -- Moment of Hope 81 -- 4 Guerrillas' War Againsr the State -- Introduction: Guerrillas and Drugs 89 -- Guerrillas During Colombia's Decade of Peace, 1965-1975 92 -- Guerrilla Advance During the Illegal Drug Boom, 1975-1993 97 -- Guerrilla Offensive of 1994-2002 112 -- 5 Paramilitary Offensive -- Introduction: Civil Defense and Impunity 121 -- Paramilitary Growth During the 1970s and 1980s 124 -- Narco-Paramilitary 134 -- Paramilitary Offensive of 1994-2002 139 -- 6 Colombia Gets Tough, 2002-2013 -- Uribe Phenomenon 154 -- Plan Colombia 165 -- Slogging Toward Peace 173 -- Conclusion -- Victim of Globalization 185 -- Illegal Drugs and Colombia's New Violence 186 -- Post-Conflict Colombia 187.
Summary "This history of Colombia's illegal drug trade describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early '70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting cocaine"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Drug traffic -- Colombia -- History.
Drug control -- Colombia -- History.
Narco-terrorism -- Colombia -- History.
Insurgency -- Colombia -- History.
Colombia -- History -- 1974-
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-
ISBN 9780786479177 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786479175 (softcover : alk. paper)
9781476618845 (ebook)