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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Bruce M. Bagley and Jonathan D. Rosen


This book examines the major trends in drug trafficking and organized crime in the Americas in the twenty-first century. We have compiled a list of leading experts in the field. The book explores U.S. drug policies within the U.S. as well as abroad and examines drug-trafficking and organized crime in specific countries and regions. The book also analyzes regional and international drug control policies.

Keywords: Drug trafficking, organized crime, the Americas, security, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060682
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce M. Bagley, editor
University of Miami

Jonathan D. Rosen, editor

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I U.S. Drug Policies at Home and Abroad

4 Mission Creep

Adam Isacson

II Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime: Country and Regional Analyses

8 Illicit Drugs in the Colombia-U.S. Relationship

Arlene B. Tickner and Carolina Cepeda

9 Escalating Heroin Consumption and the Spread of HIV in Colombia

Clyde McCoy, Daniel H. Ciccarone, Zelde Espinel Ben-Amy, Jeanene McCoy Bengoa, Oscar Bernal, Duane C. McBride, and James M. Shultz

11 The Vicious Cycle

Marten W. Brienen and Jonathan D. Rosen

12 In Search of the Mérida Initiative

Alberto Lozano-Vázquez and Jorge Rebolledo Flores

16 The Power of Organized Crime in Brazil

Marcelo Rocha E Silva Zorovich

17 Under (Loose) Control

Khatchik Derghougassian and Glen Evans

III Regional and International Drug-Control Policies

20 Analytical Conclusions

Bruce M. Bagley and Jonathan D. Rosen

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