Link of the Week: Bringing realism and quality research to the Latin America debate 10/24/97

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A Reuters news story this week reported that drug czar Barry McCaffrey had given the Colombian government the green light to use U.S. counternarcotics aid to fight the country's Marxist guerrilla rebels. McCaffrey said there was an "unholy alliance" between the cocaine industry and the 15,000 rebels, whom he dubbed "narco-guerrillas". Of course, he failed to note that such an alliance, if real, is a consequence of prohibition and calls for demilitarization, not further aid to an institution that is known to be one of the worst abusers of human rights in the hemisphere.

The Washington Office on Latin America has produced numerous reports that tell the Latin American drug war story like it is. Check them out at http://www.wola.org.

(Also view some older WOLA reports on the Lindesmith Center web site at http://www.lindesmith.org -- currently down while the Center relocates, but should be back up shortly.)

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