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The Mexican Cartels Are Becoming a Hemispheric Threat—With Trump’s Help

Mexico’s top drug traffickers are moving in on Colombia to make sure their quotas for the U.S. market get met. And that’s just the start of the …

Mexico

10 Amazing Places You Need To Visit In Colombia

For a long while there, Colombia was one of those countries a lot of people wouldn’t even consider visiting. This, of course, is not to say that …

Forget Escobar, Colombia just had its largest ever seizure of cocaine

<b>Narcos,</b> eat your heart out, the biggest cocaine seizure in Colombian history has gone down and holy <i>crap</i> that’s a lotta sniff.<p>Approximately 12 tons – …

The Coolest District In Colombia

You know the tide is turning in Colombia when the hottest topic of conversation is rent prices instead of narcotics. But such is the focus for an …

Ranking All 25 FIFA Puskas Award Finalists Since 2009

The FIFA Puskas Award is a beautiful thing.<p>It collates the finest goals from every corner of the planet and brings them to us. It creates a footballing feast for your eyes, inclusive of 40-yard screamers, mazy, dizzying dribbles and vivid volleys.<p>Since 2009, 10 goals have been nominated for the …

Soccer

Colombian Security Forces ‘Massacre’ Coca Farmers Under Pressure From Trump

Authorities attempted to cover up the first mass shooting, then fired again on UN investigators and journalists—all after President Trump threw a …

Coca production is booming in Colombia — here's how it gets turned into cocaine

In late 2016, Colombia sealed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a left-wing rebel group and major drug trafficker.<p>But they have struggled to implement important aspects of the deal, and coca production has only increased.<p>After hitting a low in 2012, cultivation …

Colombian Politico: The Road to Peace Is Paved With Legal Cocaine

What do a Colombian anarcho-capitalist, disenchanted members of the left, rockers, metalheads, hard-core Catholics and a Bogotá inner-city mom all …

Colombia Map

1.5 Trail intersection; the spur trail to the left leads to the boggy shoreline of Cranberry Lake in 0.2 miles. Bear right to continue on the main …

“Champeta is liberation”: The indestructible sound system culture of Afro-Colombia

<i>For decades confined to Colombia’s poor coastal regions and condemned by conservative politicians as violent and corrupting, the African-Latin fusion</i> …

12 Top Places to See in Colombia

When people ask us, “What is your favourite place during your whole world trip?” we often find it hard to choose among the many great places that we …

Colombia destroys cocaine labs in jungle region

<b>Security forces in Colombia have carried out a huge operation to destroy 104 cocaine production laboratories in the south-eastern jungle.</b><p>Officials say the raids are part of a new strategy to target producers and traffickers rather than poor farmers who grow the coca plant.<p>The raids took place where …

I can feel Colombia calling me back

IT WAS ONLY MY SECOND day in Medellín, Colombia when a group of students from my Spanish school planned a day trip to explore the area. Apparently, …

Romania seizes record 2.5 tons of Colombian cocaine, 5 held | Reuters

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian police seized 2.5 tons of cocaine worth at least 600 million euros ($667.20 million) hidden in Colombian banana containers that arrived in the Black Sea port of Constanta, the country’s biggest ever drug bust.<p>A Romanian special forces unit member stands guard near …

Italy, Colombia, U.S. seize 11 tonnes of cocaine, arrest 33 people | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian, Colombian and U.S. police have seized 11 tonnes of cocaine and arrested 33 people from a mafia-linked ring which refined the drug in the jungles of Colombia and smuggled it out in containers of tropical fruits.<p>Most of the cocaine was seized in Colombia, Franco Roberti, …

From Colombia to New York City: The narconomics of cocaine

This means that although violence between and within the cartels grabs much of the spotlight, a careful analysis of the cartels must look beyond the violence to the business factors that drive their interests — and their bankrolls.<p>There are several distinct business factors that have a profound …