(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Drug wars collateral damage. US counternarcotic aid and human rights in the Americas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University of Kentucky, Lexington, ETATS-UNIS


In addressing endogeneity, this article presents a simultaneous instrumental variable analysis of the human rights effects of US counternarcotic aid in the Americas. The results show that while counternarcotic aid to regimes increases overall violations of human rights, this effect is greater among democracies than autocracies. And with the exception of torture, this finding is consistent when disappearances, political imprisonment, and extrajudicial killings are also considered. The implication of this research suggests that policy makers in Washington risk losing regional support for US drug control policies if US laws that govern the allocation of aid are not effectively implemented


Article of periodic

published at : Latin American research review / ISSN 0023-8791

Editor : Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA - ETATS-UNIS (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 49, no2 [pp. 24-46]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23897

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1353/lar.2014.0021

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