Theo Sitther writes about the affects of U.S. drug policy in Colombia in the latest Third Way Cafe.
One way in which the war on drugs has played out is through massive levels of U.S. military assistance to countries where many of the drugs are produced. Colombia, for example, has received billions of dollars in military aid since the inception of Plan Colombia in 2000. Much of this money has been used to fight illegal armed groups and to destroy coca crops, which is the primary ingredient in cocaine.
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