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Cocaine’s Historical ‘Blow-back’ (1900-2010): The Long Road to Today’s Hemispheric Drug Crises

Politics of the Present, The Money Series, Past Series

dateNovember 13, 2013 timeWednesday, 6:15pm EST location Hamilton Hall, Room 304, Columbia University

This event has been moved to 304 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University.

The drug war in the Americas faces two related crises: the dramatic wave of trafficker violence in Mexico and the rising challenge to U.S. strategies from a number of key Latin American states. Using the long history of hemispheric cocaine, Gootenberg will show how the sharply unintended impacts of prior U.S. drug interventions have brought the overseas drug war to this crossroads, and to the next phase of cocaine’s globalizing history.