The Money Series

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013  6:15pm 304 Hamilton Hall


Heyman Center for the Humanities

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.



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