Africa Security Brief No. 5

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Cocaine and Instability in Africa: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

By Davin O'Regan

July 31, 2010

Africa is facing an increasingly menacing threat of cocaine trafficking that risks undermining its security structures, nascent democratic institutions, and development progress. Latin America has long faced similar challenges and its experience provides important lessons that can be applied before this expanding threat becomes more deeply entrenched on the continent—and costly to reverse.

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