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An eye openning book. Sep 21, Brandon Wu rated it really liked it Shelves: social-sciences , colombia. This book provides a wealth of compiled evidence about state-paramilitary collaboration in Colombia, and as such is likely to be an incredibly useful tool for researchers and advocates. It gets really interesting in its last ten pages, though, where a more theoretical frame is advanced: what we see in Colombia is unique "mutated state coercive apparatus that has assumed a nonstate appearance. Of note is the fact that the guerrillas are largely left out of the picture, which is understandable since Hristov's task is to look at how state violence has extended to nonstate actors i.
Still, any book that focuses on the conflict in Colombia with barely any mention of the guerrilla, for better or worse, feels a bit incomplete.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Jasmin Hristov. Jasmin Hristov. Books by Jasmin Hristov. Trivia About Blood and Capital No trivia or quizzes yet. Thus, it can be expected that reformist 1. Limited coca cultivation: under the new regime, each governments will face considerable opposition in the run up to member of the agricultural unions is permitted to grow a the UNGASS According to UN estimates, Bolivia is the third largest produ- 2.
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It has proposed the industrializa- in reducing coca and cocaine production in the long term than tion of coca for legal uses, such as teas, shampoo, diet pills, wine was the previous strategy of forced eradication Farthing and and toothpaste. Unlike several other Latin in total coca acreage, potential annual cocaine production in American governments, however, the MAS administration is Bolivia increased dramatically in , to metric tons not in favour of decriminalizing cocaine.
Community-led control: responsibility for coca control has plantations and innovative methods for processing cocaine. Even so, in September the White House trols to restrict cultivation to one cato per member. Any coca renewed the decertification of Bolivia for the fifth consecutive produced beyond this limit is to be voluntarily uprooted. The USA Morales administration, and take pride in self-governance. In January Bolivia, Brazil and The agricultural unions are also tasked with ensuring that the USA signed a trilateral coca monitoring agreement.
It destroys local economies, 4. Furthermore, previous strategy—this has not been conditional on the era- there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that eradicating coca dication of coca. The violence provoked by livelihood strategies can be tried out Youngers and Walsh, forced coca eradication is regarded as a thing of the past, and Rather than remaining committed to a policy that has the coca growers have been able to re-establish themselves proved to be harmful, ineffective and unsustainable, US policy- after years of impoverishment.
Since the local economy has started to grow, this is clearly demonstrated by the For decades, successive US administrations have pursued a proliferation of village fiestas, motorcycle ownership, thriving supply-side drugs control strategy that has been harmful and local businesses, home improvements and rising land prices in that has failed to achieve its goals. Despite the thousands of the region. In addition, the new policy respects the coca leaf, millions of dollars spent and the lives lost, Latin America which the coca growers consider to be an important element of remains a major global exporter of illicit drugs, including their culture.
Notwithstanding these advances, however, there cocaine, cannabis and heroin. Some Latin American leaders are challenges associated with implementing the new policy— have tired of the violence, corruption and disappointing results associated with the drugs war. They have called into question not least the refusal by a minority of farmers to comply with the the legal and ethical framework underlying the international new regime Grisaffi, A recent costs to producer and transit countries.
Latin American leaders coca unions. Moreover, despite automatic weapons from that country. Whether they will be able to confiscated and destroyed more than 28 metric tons of cocaine forge a new consensus in the run up to UNGASS remains paste and 5. However, it is worth remembering that drugs represents a massive increase on the amount of cocaine inter- control policy has taken many different forms over the years, dicted 10 years previously. Anthropological research suggests and so there is no reason to assume that the current prohibi- that US-financed repression against growers was effective in tionist policies will prevail Paoli, Greenfield et al.
Prominent research 1 See www. They traded on the international market. Boulder, CO, and London, Consequently, although Help? RAND Corporation, Ledebur, K. London The justification for classifying coca as an illegal substance has its roots in a UN study published in This study has since been Mejia, D.
Innocent Bystanders: Developing Countries chewing as a disgusting, backward and dangerous habit. However, as a sing? Group on the Economics of Drug Policy. Amsterdam, Transnational retaliatory attacks that left 27 military and police dead in the Chapare between and Institute, Metaal, P. Paoli, L. Collins, Misuse, —9, pp. Ramirez, M. Latin America Report No Brussels, Crisis Group, Amazon.
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USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia , Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. Product Details About the Author. Follow her research at: www. Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches. Albert Luthuli. View Product.
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