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The Colombian Narconovela

Miller, T. (2017) The Colombian Narconovela. CST Online, 13 January 2017 .

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Abstract

Colombia’s narcotraficantes [narco-traffickers] emerged as a consequence of many complex factors. Washington supported the trade in drugs during its war in Vietnam as a means of funding proxy local actors, who quickly perceived potentially powerful market forces at play among the US military, and fuelled a demand that was soon repatriated. At the same time, the Global North counter-culture’s laughable fantasy of alternative consciousness was flowering, and Peace Corps veterans developed a taste for Colombia’s “Santa Marta Gold” mariguana...

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire. School of Creative Arts
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41191
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