chapter  11
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The consumers

The two previous chapters have dealt with the influence of drugs on guerrilla warfare, terrorism, and

crime on the upstream or supply side; on the corruption by the cocaine trade of government and

business in Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia and the nurturing, financing, and arming of terrorist groups

like SL, FARC, and M19 causing tens of thousands of violent deaths each year; and the corruption

and intimidation of politicians, officials, and businessmen across the Caribbean and Central America.

In the same way, the heroin trade finances the continuing insurgency by warlords and guerrilla armies

which have helped to make Burma one of the poorest countries in the world; the financing of dissident

tribesmen in Pakistan, Kurdistan, and Afghanistan is likely to dog the efforts to restore stability after