The Business of Drugs follows Amaryllis Fox as she investigates the Cocaine trade. She visits Columbia and follows the drug trade from farmers to refiners to traffickers and talks to both smugglers ...
The Business of Drugs looks at the heroin trade which is growing in East Africa. Amaryllis Fox first visits Kenya talking to dealers and politicians about the drug trade. Experts discuss how poppies ...
I expected more analysis and thoroughness from this show, but it recedes to well known talking points: poor farmers don't have a choice, large inequalities in source countries, all is driven by demand in US, efforts to curtail drug trafficking are pointless, criminalization doesn't consider therapeutic effects of drugs.
All of this is at partly true, but world is more complicated. Drugs impact is not only to bring joy to the customer and the traffickers are not all hapless people drawn to their trade by destiny and poor family circumstances. Drugs have a dark side the show misses. It only hints at them.
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