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Relationship between Latin American-United States

 The Clinton Administration has embraced these policies. By concentrating the anti-drug effort in Latin America, the Administrations are able to persuade the American people that costly, unpleasant efforts to control consumption in the United States are unnecessary. The Administrations are also able to avoid the spectacle of a heavy-handed governmental repression of marijuana producers in the United States; an action that could easily cause political trouble for the sitting Administration. The facts are, however, that approximately four-fifths of the illicit drugs consumed in the United States is marijuana, and that about four-fifths of the marijuana consumed in the United States is grown in this country. Nevertheless, 70 percent of the anti-drug money spent by the United States government is directed toward foreign countries. While President Clinton has said that the United States government will begin to emphasize the reduction in American drug demand in governmental anti-drug efforts, as opposed to the Bush/Reagan emphasis on the control of foreign supply, no significant changes in the anti-drug funding ratios have yet occurred.

Other major actors stakeholders in the United States government anti-drug effort in Latin America includes American weapons manufacturers. Four-fifths of the arms purchased by Latin American drug kingpins are produced and sold by American manufacturers. The other major actors stakeholders also included major American chemica


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