Author: Daniel Mejía

May 9th, 2015

This paper describes cocaine production and trafficking in Colombia and provides an analysis of the main anti-drug policies implemented under Plan Colombia aimed at curbing the supply of drugs. In particular, it presents the results of academic evaluations on the effectiveness, costs, and efficiency of different anti-drug strategies such as aerial spraying campaigns, interdiction efforts, and alternative livelihood programs. The last section briefly describes the effects of illegal drug markets on violence in Colombia.

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