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Why Doesn’t Anyone Produce Cocaine in Australia?

With an average gram costing $200, it's not like there's a lack of demand.
Charlie Braithwaite
11.4.15
Travel

This Is What Bolivia's Notorious Cocaine Cocktail Bar Is Actually Like

We went to the legendary Route 36, where $20 will get you a cocktail and a gram of coke.
Mattha Busby
8.5.15
News

The Twisted Legacy of Colombia's Aerial Cocaine Crop Spraying Program

Over the last 21 years, the secretive and controversial US-backed drug war effort dumped weaponized herbicide on 4.3 million acres of land.
Steven Cohen
6.1.15
Drugs

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
Steven Cohen
2.4.15
News

The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Resonating in Colombia

Protests over the non-indictment of the New York City cop who put Eric Garner in a lethal chokehold this summer have reached Colombia, which has a storied history of discrimination against its Afro-descendant populations.
Steven Cohen
12.23.14
News

Why Is Pot Illegal in Australia?

As in other places, marijuana users and some former law enforcement officers have called for legalization in Australia, but the country is lagging behind the US when it comes to weed reform.
Paul Gregoire
10.21.14
News

The Establishment Turns Against the Drug War

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, billionaire Richard Branson and a half-dozen ex-presidents say it's time to discuss legalizing drugs. But don't hold your breath waiting for change.
Charles Davis
9.9.14
News

Less Coca in Colombia Means Nothing for Your Supply

You might think that less coca must mean less cocaine coming out of South America, translating to less cocaine on the streets of places like New York and London. Well, not necessarily. It’s complicated, according to the people who know about this sort...
Danny McDonald
8.27.13