Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington’s Futile War on Drugs in Latin America

Capitol Hill Briefing
July 18, 2003 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Ian Vásquez, Director of the Project on Global Economic Liberty, Cato Institute.

Despite the horrendous impact the Drug War has had on our Latin American neighbors, the U.S. government seems determined to perpetuate, even escalate, the anti-drug crusade. Ending the prohibitionist system would produce numerous benefits for the United States and Latin America alike. Join Cato experts Ted Galen Carpenter and Ian Vásquez for a discussion of Carpenter's book, Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington's Futile War on Drugs in Latin America, a candid portrait of the situation in Latin America, and some recommendations for improvements.