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Cocaine Nation : How the White Trade Took over the World

Author: Tom Feiling
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Pegasus trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York, meeting Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talking to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal "pick-me-up" to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in countries such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Feiling
ISBN: 9781605982823 1605982822
OCLC Number: 738350403
Description: xvi, 350 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How Did We Get Here? --
From Soft Drink to Hard Drug --
Building a Hard Drug Economy --
A Rush to Punish --
Cutting off the Lizard's Tail --
Supply and the Third World --
Smugglers --
The Mexican Supply Chain --
"Cocaine is the Atomic Bomb of Latin America" --
Globalization --
Where Do We Go From Here? --
The Demand for Cocaine --
Legalization --
Prospects.
Responsibility: Tom Feiling.

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In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York, meeting Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talking to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal "pick-me-up" to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in countries such as Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.

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