Who Has The Drugs?

Summary

Efforts to stamp out the drug trade in Latin America have been met with horrific violence and retaliation. As countries struggle to combat drug trafficking, the severity of conflict continues to grow more widespread. So, how did we get here? In this episode, Jac explains the history of the drug trade, what has been done to combat it, and where we are now.

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Sources

https://www.history.com/topics/crime/history-of-drug-trafficking

https://origins.osu.edu/article/shifting-terrain-latin-american-drug-trafficking

https://time.com/4173833/el-narco-excerpt/

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/drug-trafficking/mexico-central-america-and-the-caribbean.html

https://www.history.com/topics/crime/the-war-on-drugs

https://drugpolicy.org/issues/brief-history-drug-war

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