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Cocaine politics drugs, armies, and the CIA inCentral America by Peter Dale Scott

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPeter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall.
ContributionsMarshall, Jonathan.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii,279p. ;
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21490371M
ISBN 100520073126

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