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Snowfields: The War on Cocaine in the Andes

Clare Hargreaves
Snowfields: The War on Cocaine in the Andes
ISBN: 978-0-8419-1327-1
ISBN: 978-0-8419-1328-8
1992/202 pages
Distributed for Holmes & Meier Publishers


Unlike previous books on the cocaine trade, which examine the problem through Western eyes, Snowfields looks at the drug business through the eyes of the main players in Bolivia, where the white powder is made. In this compelling account, Clare Hargreaves draws from scores of interviews with drug barons who rule over vast empires, dirt-poor coca farms, addicts, traffickers, the military, politicians, and America's drug warriors from the DEA.


Clare Hargreaves works in BBC television documentaries. She was formerly on the diplomatic staff at the Daily Telegraph.