Friday, April 13, 2012

Finally: A Latin American Revolt on the U.S. Drug War by James Bovard

Finally - Latin America is beginning to oppose the U.S. War on Drugs. I had no idea that the War on Drugs resulted in the destruction of honey bee colonies because of the carpet bombing of huge swaths of land with poison.
This weekend’s hemispheric summit in Colombia could spark an open revolt against the U.S. drug war. It is most encouraging to see Latin American leaders finally declaring their independence against this disastrous policy. I have been barking at this particular moon for a long time. Below are a few pieces I did on the DEA’s ravages in Guatemala (1993) and in Colombia (1999 and 2000)....In November 1991, a group of Guatemalan beekeepers filed suit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), claiming that the spraying had destroyed half of their industry..
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