|Titre :||Illegal drugs in Colombia : from illegal economic boom to social crisis|
|Titre traduit :||(Drogues illicites en Colombie : du boom de l'économie illégale à la crise sociale)|
|Auteurs :||F. E. THOUMI|
|Type de document :||Périodique|
|Année de publication :||2002|
|Note générale :||
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (The), 2002, 582, 102-116
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPRODUCTION ; TRAFIC ; CANNABIS ; COCA ; COCAINE ; ORGANISATION CRIMINELLE ; ECONOMIE ; POLITIQUE
During the past thirty years, the illegal drug industry has marked Colombia's development. In no other country has the illegal drug industry had such dramatic social, political, and economic effects. This short article provides a synthesis of the development of the marijuana, coca-cocaine, and poppy-opium-heroin illegal industries. It studies the development of the drug cartels and marketing networks and the participation of guerrillas and paramilitary forces in the industry. The size of the illegal industry and its economic effects are also surveyed and its effects on the political system analyzed. The article ends with a discussion of the evolution of government policies and social attitudes toward the industry. The article shows that in the early years, the illegal industry was perceived by many as positive, how it evolved so that today it provides substantial funding for the country's ambiguous war, and that it is one of the main obstacles to peace. (Author's abstract.)
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||19|
Latin American and Carribean Ctr, Florida Int. Univ.
Etats-Unis. United States.
|Numéro Toxibase :||505557|
|Centre Emetteur :||05 Marmottan|