Cocaine Trafficking in Latin America (Global Security in a by Sayaka Fukumi

By Sayaka Fukumi

The post-Cold warfare international has obvious the emergence of recent types of safety threats. when ordinarily, defense threats have been perceived of when it comes to army threats opposed to a country, non-traditional safety threats are those who pose a hazard to numerous inner knowledge of the country and its id either domestic and out of the country. the eu Union and the U.S. have pointed out Latin American cocaine trafficking as a safety probability, yet their coverage responses to it have differed. This ebook examines the best way the ecu and US have conceptualized this chance. in addition, it explores the influence of cocaine trafficking on 4 country services: financial, political, public order, and diplomatic, so as to clarify why it has turn into 'securitized'.Appealing to various collage classes, this ebook is mainly correct to defense experiences and eu and US coverage research, in addition to criminology and sociology.

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The sovereignty of a state, therefore, needs to be 113 In some cities in Latin America, there are no judges who will try drug related cases because of death threats from drug trafficking organisations.

P. 87. html. 107 The escalation of conflicts between the government and armed TCOs registers the resemblance to a civil war without political ideology. The use of violence by TCOs is a crime, since war in a traditional sense occurs when a state fights against other states employing the military. The aggressive challenge of TCOs, however, is regarded as internal warfare due to its military capability and the damages posed to the state. 109 This refers to the connection between the drug trafficking trade and the revolutionary groups that already pose a danger to states.

Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington’s futile war on drugs in Latin America, 2003, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. , ‘Jamaica, Close US Ally, Does Little to Halt Drugs’, New York Times, 10 September 1984. S. National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, Third Edition, 2002, London: Lynne Rienner, p. 297. 53 Treaster, op cit. 54 See later chapters on US drug control in the Andes and Plan Colombia. 30 Cocaine Trafficking in Latin America policy had more emphasis on reducing demand by treating the addicts.

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