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How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

Colombia’s radical plan to conquer cocaine

How a South American nation built a multi-billion-dollar industry by becoming the biggest buyer of cocaine

Colombia is one of Central and South America’s largest producers of cocaine, but it’s not the only one. Brazil, Peru, the Andean republics and, increasingly, Venezuela, are all major suppliers too. The South American cocaine market is now worth over $200m a tonne, or $18bn a year.

In this extraordinary book, journalist and writer Simon Jenkins describes how the drugs trade has spread from the streets to the boardroom, and how the rich and powerful have come to become as addicted to the cocaine market as its users. And how, in the process, they have become one and the same.

How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

Simon Jenkins

How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

Simon Jenkins

How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

Simon Jenkins

How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

How the global drugs trade has become a source of wealth for the rich

Simon Jenkins

How the global drugs trade has spread from the streets to the boardroom, and how the rich and powerful have come to become as addicted to the cocaine market as its users. And how, in the process, they have become one and the same.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When drug cartels murder an innocent man, it’s only to make a better offer.

In Colombia, where nearly half of all homicides have been tied to the trade, the families of three men murdered for their involvement with a drug cartel have been told that the murders were retaliation for the sale of drugs by them.

But the families of the victims say the deal is far from over.

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