Reviews
Paper Machinations

The history of money is more than meets the eye: We shape it and then it shapes us.

Reviews
Fidel’s Secret

A history of confidential U.S.-Cuban talks is valuable, but gets the plot line backwards.

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South of the Border
The Drug War Divide

The Obama Administration’s more nuanced approach to domestic drug policy has no parallel south of the border, where militarized narco-inanity continues apace.

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Picking Up the Pieces
Colombia’s Catastrophic Success

The U.S. government’s Plan Colombia worked almost despite itself.

Going for the Gold: A Letter from Peru

Speculation has touched off the biggest gold rush in history, and that gold rush is straining Peru's society and environment.

City on a Hill: A Letter from Medellín

There are lessons to be learned from the rejuvenation of this former narco-hellhole of murder and mayhem.

Blow Hard

Evo Morales’ cocaine problem—and ours.

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