Date Approved

2005

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Richard Stahler-Sholk

Abstract

During the height ofthe drug boom, felt worldwide during the 1980's, 80% of the world's cocaine supply was cultivated and manufactured in Colombia. During the same period, the number of cocaine users in the United States was almost 12 million. This comprised almost half of the cocaine users worldwide. Faced with this mounting problem, United States foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere has become increasingly focused on this issue, waging a War on Drugs in Colombia. The results of this campaign to date, however, are quite unnerving. Today still, almost 80% of the world's cocaine comes from Colombia. Moreover, the number of cocaine users in the United States has risen to almost 13 million. But these are the results felt on American soil and in political agendas around the globe.

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