Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia

Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia

Oliver Villar


Since the overdue Nineteen Nineties, the us has funneled billions of greenbacks in relief to Colombia, ostensibly to strive against the illicit drug alternate and nation Department-designated terrorist teams. the outcome has been a spiral of violence that keeps to take lives and destabilize Colombian society. This e-book asks an seen query: are the respectable purposes given for the wars on medications and terror in Colombia believable, or are there different, deeper elements at work?

Scholars Villar and Cottle recommend that the solutions lie in an in depth exam of the cocaine exchange, fairly its category dimensions. Their research finds that this alternate has fueled broad financial development and resulted in the improvement of a “narco-state” below the keep watch over of a “narco-bourgeoisie” which isn't drawn to removing cocaine yet in gaining a monopoly over its creation. The valuable goal of this attempt is the progressive military of Colombia (FARC), who problem that monopoly in addition to the very lifestyles of the Colombian kingdom. in the meantime, U.S. company pursuits likewise achieve from the cocaine alternate and search to keep up a dominant, imperialist dating with their most vital buyer kingdom in Latin the United States. agony the brutal effects, as consistently, are the peasants and employees of Colombia. This revelatory e-book punctures the reliable propaganda and exhibits the category battle underpinning the politics of the Colombian cocaine trade.

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