Peru: The New King of Cocaine (Full Length) [USA]

Peru: The New King of Cocaine (Full Length) [USA]

The United Nations announced in 2013 that #Peru has overtaken #Colombia as the world’s top producer of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. For the past two decades, Colombia has been virtually synonymous with cocaine. Now that Peru has become the global epicenter of cocaine production, the Andean nation runs the risk […]

The Femicide Crisis in the State of Mexico (Full Length) [mexico]

The Femicide Crisis in the State of Mexico (Full Length) [mexico]

A wave of homicides targeting female victims — labeled as femicides — has been sweeping the State of #Mexico, the sprawling suburb that engulfs #Mexico City. While government officials have not provided exact figures, the National Citizen Femicide Observatory estimates six women are murdered a day, and a United Nations body has described the situation […]

Cocaine Cowboys 2

Cocaine Cowboys 2

Cocaine Cowboys 2 – formally titled #Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin’ With the Godmother – is a 2008 #documentary film sequel to Cocaine Cowboys (2006). Directed by Billy Corben and Lisa M. Perry and produced by Rakontur, the film “stars” Charles Cosby, Nelson Andreu, and Jorge “Rivi” Ayala and features the Colombian-born “Cocaine Godmother”, drug lord […]

Favela tourism brings future [Brazil]

Favela tourism brings future [Brazil]

In #Brazil only 30% of ex-convicts stay on the right track after being released. Luckily, 36 year-old Gilson is one of them. In his birthplace Santa Marta, #RiodeJaneiro, the uprising #Favela #tourism gave hin a change to start over. He now runs his own #business and gives curious tourist a tour trough his – increasingly […]

The Promised Land: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon

The Promised Land: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon

#Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, #coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the #Amazon where #Colombia, #Brazil and #Peru meet. The tri-border region is home to a messianic sect with apocalyptic […]

40 plus dead in mountain bus crash [BRAZIL]

40 plus dead in mountain bus crash [Brazil]

At least 40 people are reported dead in #Brazil, after a bus plunged down a deep ravine. It happened late on Saturday, in a mountainous area of #SantaCatarina state. Police think the driver may have lost control on a curve. The bus – which was around 10 kilometres from its destination city of #Joinville – […]