Drugs and You: Cocaine in Bolivia
"A Complete Guide to Manufacturing Cocaine" http://www.firehouse.com/addict/cocaine_lab.html
This article explains the emergence of a synthetic cocaine that has
begun to develop in the United States. The web page carefully details
the procedures in the creation of the synthetic cocaine.
"Cocaine, Its Forms, Methods of Use, and Pharmacology"
This web page is a outline that goes into depth into the emergence
of cocaine, its uses, and its effects on the world. By use of an outline
it enables the reader to get a clear cut picture of the emergence of cocaine.
It has great information that is very well structured and easy to read.
"Cocaine, The Plant"
This web page describes the only two coca plants that are able to produce
cocaine. It lists their characteristics and the climates in which
they grow. It is an informative web page but very limited in its
Lee, Rensselaer W. The White Labyrinth: Cocaine and Political
Power. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1990.
This book is the result of a study of the South American cocaine industry
in the 1980s. It is based on Spanish language materials as well as
U.S. journalistic and government sources. It discusses political
and economic elements in the South American cocaine industry. It
explains both the coca lobby and anti-drug efforts, which primarily originate
with the U.S., but not always. It discusses the issues that make
cocaine production much more controversial than we often think. The
issue is not black and white, correct policies are not clear-cut.
MacDonald, Scott B. Mountain High, White Avalanche: Cocaine
and Power in the Andean States and Panama. New York: Center
For Strategic and International Studies, 1989.
This book focuses on narcoterrorism in Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela,
Ecuador, and Chile. It also discusses the scope of the problem, without
MacDonald, Scott B. Dancing on a Volcano. New York:
Praeger Publishers, 1988.
This book focuses on the Latin American drug trade, offering a historical
perspective that Cocaine is the Incas' revenge. It focuses on Bolivia
Phillips, Joel L. and Ronald W. Wynne. Cocaine:
The Mystique and the Reality. New York: Avon Books, 1980.
This book discusses the history of Coca use along with myths and legends
surrounding the plant. It also explains the source, production and
chemical composition. Drug trafficking is also discussed along
with explanations of the U.S. problem including the connections and couriers
that are used.
Stares, Paul B. Global Habit: The Drug Problem in a Borderless World.
Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1996.
This source is takes a look at how the drug problem as been influenced
by international changes. It in the historiography of the druge trade,
Stares work serves as the most recent evaluation. The Drug Trade
is constantly changing and this text's relative newness was helpful.
Swisher, Karin L. Drug Trafficking. San Diego: Greenhaven
This book is a collection of articles that deal with the problem of
the international drug trade. The authors take stances on both sides
of the issues discussed. Some oppose the United States War on Drugs
and some support it. The effects of the various drug wars on the
people of Andean nations are also discussed.