Accession Number : ADA227264
Title : Counternarcotic Efforts in the Southern Cone: Argentina
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Grosso, Julio E
Report Date : 15 Jun 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 77
Abstract : Counternarcotic efforts in the Southern Cone-Argentina presents the current drug problem in Argentina and the ways in which Argentine cooperation with the United States is taking place. Internal and external environments are explored to discern the major factors that intervene in counternarcotics policy and implementation. Political and economic background in Argentina are essential in grasping the situation and understanding constraints that affect decisions. Geographical and cultural factors are considered that explain the current drug problem and Argentina's relations with neighbor countries. The actual amount of a drug-addiction and lot seizures is not accurately known due to the lack of hard statistical data, and what figures exist are given o stress the difficulties faced. Trafficking patterns are described as a way of demonstrating that the initiative favors the traffickers. Argentine court/legal framework and the law enforcement agencies' capabilities are analyzed.
Descriptors : *DRUGS , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *CULTURE , ENVIRONMENTS , ECONOMICS , STATISTICAL DATA , INTERNAL , BACKGROUND , EXTERNAL , CONICAL BODIES , GEOGRAPHY , SOUTH(DIRECTION) , COOPERATION , ARGENTINA , POLITICAL SCIENCE , CONVULSIVE DISORDERS , STRESSES , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE