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The Political Economy of Illicit Drugs in Latin America: Magnitude, Concepts and Public Policies


Leandro Piquet Carneiro


University of Sao Paulo

August 12, 2009


Abstract:     
What follows is a policy paper about the drug control policies carried by Latin American countries during the last three decades. The paper is organized in three parts. In part one I describe the recent changes in national and international illicit drugs’ regulations. The second part is dedicated to present available data on consumption, cultivation and production of illicit substances in order to allow an evaluation of the magnitude of the drug industry in the region. Part three portraits some examples of policies adopted by national governments to regulate illicit drugs markets.

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Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: Illicit drugs, crime control policies

JEL Classification: K42

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Date posted: September 13, 2009 ; Last revised: October 4, 2009

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Carneiro, Leandro Piquet, The Political Economy of Illicit Drugs in Latin America: Magnitude, Concepts and Public Policies (August 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1472428 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1472428

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