Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Part 1: Cocaine Trafficking & COVID - Colombia, Central America & Mexico

Part 1: Cocaine Trafficking & COVID - Colombia, Central America & Mexico

The 1970s was a decade of change. It was on the disco dance floors of Miami and Los Angeles to Rome and London that a new party drug emerged, beginning in jungles of South America, it was sweeping through the night clubs, Cocaine. By the end of the decade, in broad daylight, a drug-related shooting at the Dadeland Mall in Kendall, Florida thrust in the era of the ‘Cocaine Cowboys’. Over the proceeding decades hundreds of thousands have died as rival Cartels in Colombia and then Mexico fought for supremacy over the cocaine trade, which is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars. In Part 1, Jack will look at how coronavirus is impacting the cocaine trade and how the Cartels in Colombia, Central America and Mexico are reacting. Guests: (https://www.tobymuse.com/) Guillermo Vazquez, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/guillermo-vazquez-del-mercado-almada/) (http://www.ioangrillo.com/index.php) Deborah Bonello, Mexicoreporter (http://www.mexicoreporter.com/) Jason Eligh, Global Initiative Against Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/jason-leigh/)

Duration: 39 min

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