Kings of Cocaine

Author: Guy Gugliotta
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053345
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This is the story of the most successful cocaine dealers in the world: Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, Carlos Lehder Rivas and Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. In the 1980s they controlled more than fifty percent of the cocaine flowing into the United States. The cocaine trade is capitalism on overdrive -- supply meeting demand on exponential levels. Here you'll find the story of how the modern cocaine business started and how it turned a rag tag group of hippies and sociopaths into regal kings as they stumbled from small-time suitcase smuggling to levels of unimaginable sophistication and daring. The $2 billion dollar system eventually became so complex that it required the manipulation of world leaders, corruption of revolutionary movements and the worst kind of violence to protect.

Kings of Cocaine

Author: Guy Gugliotta
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781982107246
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Enter the terrifying world of the drug-lord demons of the Colombian Medellin cartel, a handful of billionaire kingpins who run an international drug-smuggling enterprise that is more efficient than many multinational corporations. They have saturated America and the world with cocaine. Here is the most complete and revealing investigative history of this infamous organization.

Kings of cocaine

Author: Guy Gugliotta
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780671649579
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Traces the rise of the Medellin Cartel and reveals how the organization perfected its smuggling and processing operations.

Drug Lords

Author: Ron Chepesiuk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781903854389
Format: PDF
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The Cali drug cartel changed the face of organised crime. For over twenty years it pumped thousands of tons of cocaine across the world, laundered billions of pounds in illegal profits and was responsible for untold murders and assassinations. Based in the city of Cali, the three founders brought an unprecedented degree of organisation and planning to the drugs trade and through violence, terrorism, intimidation and bribery they became a major threat to society. For the first time the gang's founders are scrutinised and the efforts that brought them to justice are recreated.

The Man who Made it Snow

Author: Max Mermelstein
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN:
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A personal account of the Medellin cocaine cartel and its U.S. operations is offered by an American insider who, from 1978 to 1985, was the Columbian cartel's "Miami connection"

Turning the Tide

Author: Peter Abrahams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781439258767
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Carlos Lehder Rivas, kingpin of Colombia's most murderous cocaine empire, invited an American professor to Norman's Cay to study the hammerhead shark up close--and the two ended up in mortal combat. Professor Richard Novak, father of five, armed only with a .357 Magnum, his underwater sabotage skills, and the lone courage of his convictions, brought Carlos to his downfall. Photographs.

The Accountant s Story

Author: Roberto Escobar
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446543691
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"I have many scars. Some of them are physical, but many more are scars on my soul. A bomb sent to kill me while I was in a maximum security prison has made me blind, yet now I see the world more clearly than I have ever seen it before. I have lived an incredible adventure. I watched as my brother, Pablo Escobar, became the most successful criminal in history, but also a hero to many of the people of Colombia. My brother was loved and he was feared. Hundreds of thousands of people marched in his funeral procession, and certainly as many people celebrated his death." These are the words of Roberto Escobar-the top accountant for the notorious and deadly Medellín Cartel, and brother of Pablo Escobar, the most famous drug lord in history. At the height of his reign, Pablo's multibillion-dollar operation smuggled tons of cocaine each week into countries all over the world. Roberto and his ten accountants kept track of all the money. Only Pablo and Roberto knew where it was stashed-and what it bought. And the amounts of money were simply staggering. According to Roberto, it cost $2,500 every month just to purchase the rubber bands needed to wrap the stacks of cash. The biggest problem was finding a place to store it: from secret compartments in walls and beneath swimming pools to banks and warehouses everywhere. There was so much money that Roberto would sometimes write off ten percent as "spoilage," meaning either rats had chewed up the bills or dampness had ruined the cash. Roberto writes about the incredible violence of the cartel, but he also writes of the humanitarian side of his brother. Pablo built entire towns, gave away thousands of houses, paid people's medical expenses, and built schools and hospitals. Yet he was responsible for the horrible deaths of thousands of people. In short, this is the story of a world of riches almost beyond mortal imagination, and in his own words, Roberto Escobar tells all: building a magnificent zoo at Pablo's opulent home, the brothers' many escapes into the jungles of Colombia, devising ingenious methods to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, bribing officials with literally millions of dollars-and building a personal army to protect the Escobar family against an array of enemies sworn to kill them. Few men in history have been more beloved-or despised-than Pablo Escobar. Now, for the first time, his story is told by the man who knew him best: his brother, Roberto.

Escobar Versus Cali

Author: Ron Chepesiuk
Publisher: Strategic Media Books
ISBN: 9781939521019
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In the 1980s, Colombia was the scene of history's biggest gang war. The epic death struggle pitted Pablo Escobar, the so called world's greatest outlaw, against the powerful Cali Cartel, led by the brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela. The war left thousands of Colombians dead and spawned the term, narcoterrorism. Who got Pablo Escobar and how did the war play out? Author, Ron Chepesiuk takes the reader behind the scenes of the war to the death and investigates a gangland mystery.

Snowblind

Author: Robert Sabbag
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802197655
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Robbert Sabbag’s Snowblind, the true story of an American smuggler whose intricate, ingenious scams made him a legendary figure in the cocaine world of the late sixties and early seventies, is a modern classic. In this “witty, intelligent, fiercely stylish, drug-induced exemplary tale” (Los Angeles Times), Sabbag masterfully traces Zachary Swan’s Roman-candle career, from his first forays into smuggling marijuana to his jaunts to Colombia to buy pure cocaine, and his ever more elaborate plans to outwit the police and customs officials. Updated by the author and featuring a newly designed cover, this captivating portrait of a dashing antihero and enthralling look at a turbulent age is sure to reach a new generation of readers.

Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin

Author: Michael W. Collier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135871876
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Political corruption in the Caribbean Basin retards state economic growth and development, undermines government legitimacy, and threatens state security. In spite of recent anti-corruption efforts of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations (IGO/NGOs), Caribbean political corruption problems appear to be worsening in the post-Cold War period. This work discovers why IGO/NGO efforts to arrest corruption are failing by investigating the domestic and international causes of political corruption in the Caribbean.