Lost Cause: 50 Years of the Drug War in Latin America

Historians in the News
tags: Drug War, Latin American history, Cocaine

June 17 marks 50 years since Richard M. Nixon declared drugs “America’s public enemy number one.” Perhaps no political decision has had a greater impact on Latin America’s recent past and present. Now journalists from the region are examining the failed policies of the war on drugs.

Note: This landing page contains links to multiple articles addressing the links between the US-backed drug war and political violence, environmental damage, mass incarceration, and other consequences. 

Read entire article at Washington Post