Drug abuse in the Caribbean report of the drug seminar held in Trinidad, November 26-28, 1986.

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Published by Bustamante Institute of Public and International Affairs in [Kingston? Jamaica] .

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ContributionsBustamante Institute of Public and International Affairs.
LC ClassificationsHV5840.C37 D78 1987
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Pagination52 p. :
Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL2104154M
LC Control Number88154514

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