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This perceptive publication severely explores why the U.S. keeps to pursue failed regulations in Latin the US. What parts of the U.S. and Latin American political platforms have allowed the chilly conflict, the struggle on medicinal drugs, and the conflict on terror to be conflated? Why do U.S. policies—ostensibly designed to advertise the guideline of legislation, human rights, and democracy—instead give a contribution to frequent corruption, erosion of presidency authority, human rights violations, and lengthening destabilization? Why have the battle on medicinal drugs and the conflict on terror neither decreased narcotics trafficking nor elevated citizen defense in Latin the US? Why do Latin American governments, the ecu Union, and U.S. policymakers frequently paintings at cross-purposes once they all declare to be devoted to "democratization" and "development" within the region?

Leading students resolution those questions through detailing the character of U.S. financial and safety innovations in Latin the US and the Andean area in view that 1990. They research the affects and responses to those innovations through policymakers, political leaders, and social events in the course of the sector, explaining how courses frequently generate or exacerbate the very difficulties they have been meant to unravel. Reviewing respectable coverage and its defenders and critics alike, this vital booklet specializes in the explanations for the failure of U.S. rules and their disastrous importance for Latin the USA and the U.S. alike.

Contributions by: Adrián Bonilla, Pilar Gaitán, Monica Herz, Kenneth Lehman, Brian Loveman, Enrique Obando, Orlando J. Pérez, Eduardo Pizarro, Philipp Schönrock-Martínez, and Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

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