Posts Tagged ‘cocaine’

Waarom Colombia valt over die coketweet van Nicolette van Dam

June 19, 2014

Cocaine 190614Wat in Nederland valt onder de categorie ‘Grapje, moet toch kunnen?’ valt elders weleens totaal verkeerd. Zoals Nicolette van Dams tweet met een getruukte foto van voetballers Falcao en James Rodríguez die cocaïne van een voetbalmuurtje snuiven. Nog steeds, een dag nadat de gewraakte tweet verscheen, zijn de Colombianen woest. (more…)

Colombia es pasión (3), for big trouble

October 27, 2009

Tons of cocaine have been seizedBad news for Colombia and bad news for president Uribe, who is still in crossroads of soul if he is going to try to be reelected or not. The amount of coca and cocaine produced in Colombia hardly has been reduced, writes the National Council for Planning. The Council warns against a ‘gangsterisation’ of the country. (more…)

Cartagena’s reputation in danger

May 9, 2009

It seems that they are making a movie about drugs gangsters, titled Cartagena. Keanu Reeves is to be the protagonist in this movie. Now it happens that Cartagena is Colombia’s most popular tourist destination and therefore the government is in alert. (more…)

Cocaboeren in voormalig FARC-bolwerk worden braaf

April 20, 2009
Don Daniel (geheel links) op een voormalige cocakwekerij

Don Daniel (geheel links) met twee projectmedewerkers op een voormalige cocakwekerij

Een paar jaar geleden nog had Daniel Escobar een discotheek waarmee hij 50 miljoen pesos (ruim 16.000 euro) per maand omzette. Zijn discotheek stond in het gehucht La Cooperativa, op twee uur rijden over een modderig weggetje vol kuilen vanuit het dorp Vistahermosa in Centraal-Colombia. Waarom verdiende Escobar bakken met geld op zo’n veraf gelegen plek? De hele plaatselijke economie draaide op de cocaplantages, de grondstof voor cocaïne. (more…)

Cocaine comes from everywhere

April 8, 2009

The global war on drugs is no longer just fought in Colombia. The violence has spread to Mexico and West Africa and according to local media, the mafia is taking an increasing control of coca production in Bolivia and Perú. The authorities of drugs consuming countries need a radical change of policy. (more…)

Mexico’s cocaine comes from Colombia

April 1, 2009

cocaine-0409Claudia López’s column in El Tiempo had an interesting analysis Tuesday. She states that Colombia is no longer a priority for the United States in Latin America, because the Colombian government has been able to convince the Americans that the war in the country is under control. The United States’ attention is going to be shifted to Mexico, López writes, because the USA are very worried about the drugs related violence in that country. (more…)

Colombia es pasión (2)

January 24, 2009

As I said in my post Colombia es pasíon the government in Colombia is doing everything to improve the image of the country. It is eager to prove that Colombia is not only the biggest exporter of cocaine, but is also a beautiful country with hard working people where you can have a great time. (more…)

Obama and Uribe

January 15, 2009

Within Colombia there have been a lot of criticisms about its lack of foreign policy. The only real friend of Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe is/was the president of the United States George Bush. And mr. Bush is leaving. (more…)