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NCJ Number: 158397 Find in a Library
Title: Making the Most of Colombia's Drug Negotiations
Journal: Orbis  Dated:(Spring 1991)  Pages:235-252
Author(s): R W Lee
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the background and present status of negotiations involving the Colombian government and leaders of the Medellin cartel with respect to ending the drug problem in that country.
Abstract: The article discusses the divergent objectives that the U.S. and Colombia have in pursuing negotiations with drug traffickers, and outlines the conditions along which the U.S. may be able to accept accommodation with the cartel. The current war against drugs being waged by the Colombian government has done little to reduce cocaine production, and has wrought serious political, military, and economic costs in that country. The article outlines provisions of the four offers the drug traffickers' have made to date, the response of the Bogota government, and parameters of a possible U.S. role in achieving a workable drug peace. 29 notes
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Colombia; Drug law offenses
Note: DCC
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