Chemical solutions and human resistance
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis seeks to examine the development of rural mobilization in Peru and Bolivia during the 1980s and 1990s. It attempts to trace this development, and define its influence on U.S. foreign policy concerning the war on drugs through a collection of documents from many different U.S. government agencies. The dialogue in these official documents observed this resistance on the ground and was forced to adapt. Specifically, it addresses the rise of chemical solutions such as aerial herbicide eradication in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley and Bolivia’s Chapare, and the opposition presented by various sources resistance. It contends that the pivotal point of resistance to these aggressive programs was the organization of these peasant farmers in both countries, exhibited in Bolivian sindicatos and Peruvian anti-eradication committees.