Latin American War On Drugs

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(Buehring) One reason that the United States’ “War on Drugs” hurt Latin and South American countries was that it strengthened alliances between rural coca farmers, particularly in Peru, and the drug cartels that generated money for them against local and American governments, who attacked and destroyed the farmers’ way of making money, coca. At the heart of the “War on Drugs” was cocaine. The cocaine business was and still is Latin America’s multinational industry, and ever since its’ establishment, Peru has supplied the raw coca leaves and paste for the entire continent. This made it a very important place for the guerilla groups, who distributed and profited off of the cocaine, as much as it did the US and Peruvian governments, who sought
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