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The "War on Drugs" is More than Rhetoric in South America.

Investigative journalist Paul Eddy, co-author of The Cocaine Wars, which traces the course of cocaine from the hills of Bolivia to American street corners, and the domination of the market by a group of drug barons based in the resort town of Medellin, Colombia. The book also details the extent of cocaine corruption in both Dade County, Florida (Miami) and the Bahamas. Eddy writes for the Insight Team, the investigative arm of the Sunday Times of London. Other Insight Team investigations that Eddy has worked on authored include Destination Disaster, about the airplane industry, War in the Falklands and The Yom Kippur War.


Other segments from the episode on June 28, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 28, 1988: Interview with Paul Eddy; Commentary on Ike Turner; Interview with Jeanette Winterson; Review of Robert Parker's novel "Crimson Joy."


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