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dc.contributor.advisorGiraldo, Jeanne
dc.contributor.advisorGuttieri, Karen
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, DeEtta Lachelle Gray
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:47:21Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:47:21Z
dc.date.issued2002-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/5969
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Haiti's role in international drug trafficking, how it impacts Haiti's political and economic development, and how Haiti and the United States are combating the drug trade. The thesis argues that Haiti's geographic location, political culture, illegal immigrants, entrepreneurial class and weak institutions have made it a major transshipment point for drugs to the United States from South America. Haiti's weak democratic institutions, dysfunctional judicial system and fledgling police force present South American drug traffickers with a path of little resistance. Drug trafficking has contributed to violence, corruption, political instability, poor economic development and lack of democratic consolidation in Haiti today. Finally, the thesis examines Haiti and the United States' efforts to combat drug trafficking in Haiti. Although Haiti has made steps to adhere to the measures the UN drug convention set forth, Haiti's counternarcotics initiatives have suffered due to a long political crisis between the executive and legislative and economic instability. Despite the lack of a bilateral counternarcotics agreement between the U. S. and Haiti, the two countries cooperate and the DEA maintain a permanent staff of seven agents in Port-au-Prince.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/drugtraffickingi109455969
dc.format.extentxvi, 53 p. : col. map ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHaitien_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical Systemen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic Developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug Traffickingen_US
dc.subject.lcshTransition to Democracyen_US
dc.subject.lcshJusticeen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoliceen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleDrug trafficking in Haitien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorHaitien_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorEconomic Developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorDrug Traffickingen_US
dc.subject.authorTransition to Democracyen_US
dc.subject.authorJusticeen_US
dc.subject.authorPoliceen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairs Regional Intelligenceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairs Regional Intelligenceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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