Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

Language: English

Pages: 356

ISBN: 160598101X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

An in-depth, narrative study of the cocaine industry—from the fields of Colombia to the streets of New York—as it has never been told before.

Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it, yet it's still the drug of choice in the West. How did the cocaine economy become so massive? Who keeps it running behind the scenes?

In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New york. he meets Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal 'pick-me-up' to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in countries such as Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand. Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.

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