Tag Archives: drugs

The one about Colombia and cocaine…

Cocaine put Colombia on the World radar. From the mid to late 1970s, exports of the white stuff took off after celebrities in the US and Europe made the drug ‘cool’. The country was first to react to the sudden increase in … Continue reading

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Violence and bike-jacking beneath Rio’s party surface

‘So sad, so sad…’ Tania shakes her head and gazes forlornly at the floor. She has just found out that her friend’s husband has been killed in a drive-by shooting at traffic lights about a kilometre from Ipanema beach… The … Continue reading

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