LALS 030. Drugs, Gangs, and U.S. Imperialism

Increasing levels of violence are one of the most persistent problems faced by many Latin American countries in the last two decades. The optimistic regional movement towards democratization has been tarnished by the inability of the State to minimally guarantee public security. This course will examine the origins, nature of this situation as well as possible solution by foregrounding the social, political, economic and social factors -both global (U.S. foreign policy) and local (gangs and drugs).  
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS
Fall 2017. Machuca-Galvez
Catalog chapter: Latin American and Latino Studies  
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