Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure | 2004

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With the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) now branded a terrorist organization by the US, and Colombian President Pastrana unilaterally withdrawing from the peace process in February 2002, this is a very ...more
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Stars: Ed Asner

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With the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) now branded a terrorist organization by the US, and Colombian President Pastrana unilaterally withdrawing from the peace process in February 2002, this is a very timely analysis of the 20-year war on drugs in Colombia and the realities of what is known as "Plan Colombia." A counterpoint structure and a wide range of interviews with, among others, Noam Chomsky, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, Green presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt (later kidnapped by FARC), US State Department officials, US Congress members, and Colombian farmers, rebels, social activists and military, help build an insightful analysis of the purposes behind the drug war that, in the last decade, has resulted in a twofold increase in cocaine imports to the US.

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