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Scott, Peter Dale and Marshall, Jonathan (1998) Cocaine politics: drugs armies and the CIA in Central America. Berkeley: University of California Press .

When the San Jose Mercury News ran a controversial series of stories in 1996 on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, they reignited the issue of the intelligence agency's connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Broad in scope and extensively documented, Cocaine Politics shows that under the cover of national security and covert operations, the U.S. government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. A new preface discusses developments of the last six years, including the Mercury News stories and the public reaction they provoked.

When the San Jose Mercury News ran a controversial series of stories in 1996 on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, they reignited the issue of the intelligence agency's connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Broad in scope and extensively documented, Cocaine Politics shows that under the cover of national security and covert operations, the U.S. government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. A new preface discusses developments of the last six years, including the Mercury News stories and the public reaction they provoked.


Item Type:Book
Date:1998
Call No:BK2, PN4
Pages:279 p.
Publisher:University of California Press
Place of Publication:Berkeley
ISBN:0-520-21449-8
Keywords:cocaine, cocaine powder, drug trafficking, war, Central America, government policy
Notes:Includes index and bibliographic references.
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Accession Number:HRB 2806 (Available)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Supply reduction policy
B Substances > Cocaine
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Government and politics
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency
VA Geographic area > United States
MM-MO Crime and law > Organised crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime > Crime associated with substance production and distribution
VA Geographic area > Central America

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