The Effects of the Drug Cartels on Medellín and the Colombian State

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dc.contributor.advisor Anjaria, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Becker, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-23T19:50:35Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-23T19:50:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/25053
dc.description.abstract In 2012, Medellín was named “City of the Year” by the Urban Land Institute and became a universal model for a country’s comeback from extreme violence. However, twenty years earlier at the height of the drug cartel’s power, Medellín, the hub of the cocaine industry, was reported the most dangerous city in the world. The author posits the economic, political, social and physical effects of the cartels are and were profoundly felt by both marginalized and mainstream citizens who came into contact with the consequences of the cartel’s actions on a daily basis. However, Medellín is altering its contemporary reputation to one of innovation, creativity, and equity. This paper examines the effects of the drug cartels and international cocaine trade on the Colombian Republic with a focus on Medellín, the nucleus of the industry. It will also address what has been done in Medellín’s era of reconstruction to recover from a dark history and create a space free of violence, fear, and uncertainty.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Sarah Becker 2013
dc.subject Colombia
dc.subject Medellín
dc.subject cartels
dc.subject drug trade
dc.title The Effects of the Drug Cartels on Medellín and the Colombian State
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Graduate Program in Global Studies
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Global Studies
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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