Book launch: Cocaine, death squads & the war on terror.

Melbourne

When

6:30pm Wednesday 21 March

Why

Since the late 1990s, the United States has funnelled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilise Colombian society. Speakers: Oliver Villar (lecturer in politics at Charles Sturt University; for the past decade his research has been devoted to this book); Drew Cottle (senior lecturer in politics at the University of Western Sydney). 6:30pm (for 7pm start). New International Bookshop, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South.