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No. 104, November 2000

Editor: Ann Hartness

DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THE AMERICAS: SELECTED SOURCES

Compiled by Craig Schroer


The topic of illegal drugs and drug trafficking spans a multitude of disciplines, including economics, political science, media studies, sociology, psychology, and health. As a result, researchers are faced with an abundance of materials when embarking on a study. This bibliography of selected works provides a sampling of materials published since 1990. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials are located in the Benson Latin American Collection.

For more publications on these topics, search the online catalog under the following subject headings: Drug traffic; Drug abuse; Narcotics; Extradition; Corruption; Narcotics, Control of-Political aspects-Name of specific country.


REFERENCE WORKS

Drug Trafficking Research in the Americas: An Annotated Bibliography. edited by Bruce M. Bagley. Miami, FL: North-South Center, 1997. A well-annotated bibliography of writings relating to drug control policies in the Americas. It also includes chapters on specific issues such as the U.S. military and the drug war, human rights and North-South cooperation in the context of the drug war.
HV 5825 D76 1997 LAC • Latin American Reference Collection.

Giorlandini, Eduardo. Diccionario de la droga y del narcotráfico. Bahía Blanca: Instituto Superior Juan XXIII,'1995. A good resource for drug-related terms, translations, and slang in Spanish. Includes citations to the source books from which definitions were taken.
HV 5804 G56 1995 LAC • Latin American Reference Collection

International Handbook on Drug Control. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992. This overview deals not just with Latin America but with the world at large. Sections are divided by geographic region with individual chapters devoted to countries where illegal drugs are a significant issue. Each chapter gives an overview of the region or country to be discussed and is followed by an ample bibliography.
HV 5801 I575 1992 LAC • Latin American Reference Collection; additional copy in PCL

Tullis, F. LaMond. Handbook of Research on the Illicit Drug Traffic: Socioeconomic and Political Consequences. New York: Greenwood, 1991. Provides a well-balanced overview of perspectives on drug policy with the various positions linked to an extensive, broadly representative, annotated bibliography. The bibliography is illustrative of the cyclical nature of drug stories; the names change but the same stories keep appearing. Since most of the cited materials predate the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is worth noting the predominance of articles arguing against the use of the military in the drug war.
HV 5801 T78 1991 LAC • Latin American Reference Collection; additional copy in PCL


STATISTICS

General

Statistical Abstract of Latin America. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, Latin American Center. This is the best general source in the Benson Collection for statistics relating to drug production, seizures, crop eradication, arrests, and estimates of number of users in major Latin American countries. The relevant tables are in chapter 16, "Drugs and Crime," beginning on page 470. Depending on the particular table, statistics generally cover the years 1987 to 1998.
HA 935 S8 LAC • Latin American Reference Collection

Bolivia

Alcaraz del Castillo, Franklin. El consumo de drogas en Bolivia: estudio comparativo urbano-rural 1998. La Paz, Bolivia: Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Científica, CELIN-Bolivia, 1999.
HV 5840 B6 A65 1999 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Brazil

III levantamento sobre o uso de drogas entre meninos e meninas em situação de rua de cinco capitais brasileiras, 1993. São Paulo: Centro Brasileiro de Informações Sobre Drogas Psicotrópicas, Departamento de Psicobiologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, 1994.
HV 5824 C45 A15 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Mexico

México social. Mexico City, Mexico: Banamex, Estudios Sociales, Chapter 5, "Salud," has a section entitled "Adicciones" that includes tobacco and alcohol as well as various classes of illegal drugs. Categories include statistical breakdowns by age, sex, and employment status and is based on data gathered in 1993.
HA 761 M49 LAC • Latin American Reference Collection

Peru

Epidemiología de drogas en la población urbana peruana, 1997. Lima: CEDRO, 1999.
HV 5840 P46 E65 1999 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Perú, estadísticas sobre producción, tráfico y consumo de drogas. Lima: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática, Dirección Técnica de Demografía y Estudios Sociales, 1996.
HV 5840 P46 A42 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Texas-Mexico

Wallisch, Lynn S. 1996 Survey of Substance Use on the Texas-Mexico Border and in Colonias: Full Report. Austin: Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1998.
HV 5831 T4 W359 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copies at the Center for American History and the Public Affairs Library


GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

Bourgois, Philippe I. In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
HV 5810 B68 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copy in UGL

Coca and Cocaine: An Andean Perspective. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
HV 5840 B6 C6 1993 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Hendrix, Steven E. Interplay among Land Law and Policy, the Environment, the War on Drugs, Narcoterrorism, and Democratization: Perspectives on Peru's Upper Huallaga Valley. Madison: Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993.
HD 559 H82 H46 1993 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Latin America and the Multinational Drug Trade. London: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martins Press, 1998.
HV 5840 L3 L37 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Mittermayer, Maria. Drogengeschaft und Drogenkrieg: politische Okonomie der andinen Kokainproduktion und US-Drogenpolitik in Lateinamerika. Frankfurt am Main; New York: Peter Lang, 1998.
HV 5840 A5 M578 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

NACLA Report on the Americas. New York: North American Congress on Latin America. This periodical frequently carries scholarly articles pertaining to drug policy, and its repercussions in the Americas.
F 1401 L385 LAC • Benson Collection stacks


CERTIFICATION

Griffith, Ivelaw L. Drugs and Security in the Caribbean: Sovereignty Under Siege. University Park, PA: Pennsylvannia State University Press, 1997.
HV 5840 C315 G75 1997 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copy in PCL

Melton, Stephen Duane. "1996, Mexico, and FAA Section 490: Was Certification Deserved? Illegal Alien Smuggling: A Threat for the Next Century." Report-M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1997.
REPORT 1997 M495 LAC-Z • Latin American Collection- Rare Books Reading Room

Menzel, Sewall H. Cocaine Quagmire: Implementing the U.S. Anti-Drug Policy in the North Andes-Colombia. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997.
HV 5825 M376 1997 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Palacio, Germán. Globalizaciones, estado y narcotráfico. 1ª ed. Santafé de Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Derecho, Ciencias Políticas y Sociales; UNIJUS; Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Democracia "Luis Carlos Galán," 1998.
HV 5840 C7 P353 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Rethinking International Drug Control: New Directions for U.S. Policy, Report of an Independent Task Force. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1997.
HV 6252 R4 1997 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copy in PCL


CORRUPTION

The following books examine aspects of drug-related official corruption, which has been alleged or confirmed in both the United States and in many Latin American countries. This bibliography focuses on three Latin American countries-Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico-in addition to the United States.

United States

Castillo, Celerino. Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras & the Drug War. Oakville, Ont.; Buffalo: Sundial, Mosaic Press, 1994.
HV 5840 C45 C37 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Levine, Michael. Deep Cover: The Inside Story of How DEA Infighting, Incompetence, and Subterfuge Lost Us the Biggest Battle of the Drug War. New York: Delacorte Press, 1990.
HV 5825 L445 1990 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copies in PCL and UGL

Scott, Peter Dale. Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America. Updated edition. Boulder, CO : NetLibrary, Inc., 1999.
INTERNET RESOURCE: http://www.netlibrary.com/summary.asp?ID=6829
HV 5840 C45 S36 1991 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Webb, Gary. Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. New York: Seven Stories Press, 1998.
HV 5833 L67 W43 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copy in PCL

Argentina

Bermúdez, Norberto. La pista siria. 1ª ed. Venezuela, Capital Federal: Ediciones de la Urraca, 1993.
HV 5840 A7 B47 1993 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Lejtman, Roman. Narcogate: historia inédita de las relaciones de la familia del presidente y sus amigos con el lavado de dólares. 5ª ed. Buenos Aires : Editorial Sudamericana, 1993.
F 2849.22 M44 L45 1993LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Pasquini, Gabriel. Blanca y radiante: mafias, poder y narcotráfico en la Argentina. 2ª ed. Buenos Aires: Planeta, 1995.
HV 5840 A7 P368 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Colombia

La corrupción en Colombia. 1ª ed. Bogotá: Fedesarrollo: Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Administración: TM Editores, 1997.
HV 5840 C7 C67 1997 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

López Caballero, Juan Manuel. La conspiración: libro blanco del juicio al presidente Samper. 2ª ed. Santafé de Bogotá: Planeta, 1997.
F 2279.22 S36 L67 1997B LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Rojas Morales, Ernesto. Colombia a la deriva: una mirada ética a la política y un juicio moral a la campaña "Samper Presidente." 1ª ed. Colombia: Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo de la Ciencia Política, 1997.
F 2279 S24 R65 1997 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Torres Arias, Edgar and Armando Sarmiento. Rehenes de la mafia. Santafé de Bogotá: Intermedio Editores, 1998.
HV 5840 C72 C358 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Mexico

Hirales Moran, Gustavo A. El complot de Aburto: la verdad sobre la muerte de Colosio. 1ª ed. México, DF: Editorial Diana, 1995.
F 1236.6 C65 H5 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Ruiz Massieu: el mejor enemigo. 1ª ed. México, DF: Espasa-Calpe Mexicana, 1995.
F 1236 R848 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Ruiz Massieu, Mario. Yo acuso: denuncia de un crimen político. México, DF: Grijalbo, 1995.
F 1236 R847 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Samperio, Guillermo. Por qué Colosio? una historia, un relato. 1ª ed. México, DF: Océano 1995.
F 1236.6 C65 S36 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Victoria Zepeda, Felipe. El autor intelectual. 1ª ed. México, DF: Selector, 1995.
JL 1229 C6 V52 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks


ECONOMICS

Antezana Ergueta, Luis. Tiene Bolivia un narco-estado? La Paz: Editorial PP XXI, 1995.
HV 5840 B6 A824 1995 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Drogas, sociedades adictas y economías subterráneas. Mexico, DF: Críticas de la Economía Política; Ediciones El Caballito, 1991.
HV 5840 L3 D75 1991 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

El impacto del capital financiero del narcotráfico en el desarrollo de América Latina: simposio internacional. La Paz: Ediciones CERID, 1991.
HV 5840 L3 I47 1991 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Laserna, Roberto. Las drogas y el ajuste en Bolivia: economía clandestina y políticas públicas. La Paz: CEDLA 1994.
HD 9019 C632 B6456 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Narcotráfico y deuda externa: las plagas de América. 1ª ed. Quito: Grupo de Trabajo sobre Deuda Externa y Desarrollo, CAAP-CIUDAD-CERG-CECCA, 1990.
HV 5840 E2 N37 1990 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Painter, James. Bolivia and Coca: A Study in Dependency. Boulder, CO: L. Reinner Publishers, 1994.
HD 9019 C632 B6458 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Palacio, Germán. Globalizaciones, estado y narcotráfico. 1ª ed. Santafé de Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Derecho, Ciencias Políticas y Sociales; UNIJUS; Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Democracia Luis Carlos Galán, 1998.
HV 5840 C7 P353 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Sauloy, Mylene. A quién beneficia la cocaína? 1ª ed. Bogotá: Tercer Mundo, 1994.
HV 5810 S3818 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Steiner, Roberto. Los dólares del narcotráfico. Santafé de Bogotá: Tercer Mundo Editores; Fedesarrollo, 1997.
HV 5840 C7 S73 1997 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Thoumi, Francisco E. Economía política y narcotráfico. 1ª ed. Bogotá: TM Editores, 1994.
HV 5840 C7 T4818 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

________. The Size of the Illegal Drugs Industry in Colombia. Coral Gables, FL: North-South Center, University of Miami, 1993.
HV 5840 C7 T498 1993 LAC • Benson Collection stacks


UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER

Barry, Tom. Crossing the Line: Immigrants, Economic Integration, and Drug Enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico Border. 1st ed. Albuquerque, NM: Resource Center Press, 1994.
HC 137 M46 B37 1994 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Call, Charles. Clear and Present Dangers: The U. S. Military and the War on Drugs in the Andes. Washington, DC: Washington Office on Latin America, 1991. Spanish language version, Peligro inminente? Las FF. AA. de Estados Unidos y la guerra contra las drogas located (HV 5825 C3418 1993 LAC ).
HV 5825 C34 1991 LAC • Benson Collection stacks

Dunn, Timothy J. The Militarization of the U.S-Mexico Border, 1978-1992: Low Intensity Conflict Doctrine Comes Home. 1st ed. Austin: Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1996.
F 787 D46 1996 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copies in UGL and Center for American History

Rotella, Sebastian. Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998. The lucrative nature of drug trafficking has made it a staple commodity of organized crime. Thus, books such as this about the underworld on the U.S.-Mexico border are devoted in large part to the drug underworld.
HV 5831 M46 R67 1998 LAC • Benson Collection stacks; additional copies in PCL and UGL


ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Web Resources:

The Transnational Institute Drugs and Democracy Project
http://www.tni.org/drugs/index.htm.
This site is a good starting point for finding links to the most significant websites devoted to drug policy, both pro-status quo and reformist.

Databases:

The following databases are available through the UT Library Online system (UTLOL). It is accessible by going to the URL www.lib.utexas.edu and then clicking on "Indexes, Abstracts, and Full Text." At the ensuing page databases are group alphabetically by name. The databases listed below all contain useful citations to information on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Latin America.

Academic Universe (Lexis/Nexis)
Alternative Press Index
Dow Jones Interactive
Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

Drugnews
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/
The Drugnews service of the Media Awareness Project is the premier website for articles pertaining to drug policy. It currently archives the full-text of over 46,000 articles, is updated daily, and grows at the rate of about 300 new articles per week. Contents include newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, television and radio transcripts, OpEds, and letters to the editor. The database also features a flexible and powerful search function.


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