From Coca to Cocaine: Drug Economies in Latin America

Term: 

Spring 2017

Req: 

HASS-H

Level: 

Intermediate

Explores how drug production and consumption has affected Latin America's political, cultural and economic life and shaped US foreign policy toward the region. Discusses the history of different psychoactive substances and analyzes why certain drugs became illegal. Pays particular attention to the relationship between strategies of interdiction, poverty, and drug violence. Limited to 35