Colombia’s Coca Market Crash Unlikely to Impact Cocaine Trade
A collapse in coca prices means Colombian farmers are struggling to sell their coca crops. The cocaine trade won't be affected, say experts.
Wastewater analysis of major European cities shows cocaine consumption continues to rise in parallel with South America's booming production.
Coca cultivation remains concentrated in the Andes, but escalating seizures suggest it could eventually be successful elsewhere.
Social leaders in Putumayo, Colombia, hope coca crop substitution can bring opportunities to communities. But supporting it may mean death.
Guatemala is dealing with the rapid expansion of coca leaf plantations, but there is little evidence the country is becoming a cocaine producer.
Coca cultivation in Guerrero, Mexico, has grown ten times in a year. But Mexico remains far from achieving mass coca cultivation.
Lake Titicaca serves as a crossroads for varied criminal economies, from cocaine shipments to trafficking the frogs that live along its banks.
Bolivia's cocaine trade is on the up. Originally a coca leaf cultivator, Bolivia has moved to cocaine production.
Colombian coca cultivation and potential cocaine production has hit a record high. How will this impact the government's drugs policy?…
Increased coca cultivation in Peru provides the raw ingredient cocaine traffickers use when pushing into developing markets like Australia.
Peru coca prices are low. And that's leading to potential cocaine production in Bolivia.
InSight Crime charts the history of cocaine from agricultural extract to the basis of global criminal empires.
Narco ambulances in Colombia aren't new, but a recent rash of discoveries suggests that they are back in vogue with drug trafficking gangs.
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For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…
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