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Kings of cocaine : inside the Medellín Cartel : an astonishing true story of murder, money, and international corruption

Author: Guy Gugliotta; Jeff Leen
Publisher: [New Orleans, La.] : Garrett County Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Gugliotta; Jeff Leen
ISBN: 9781891053344 1891053345
OCLC Number: 742517316
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged))
Contents: KINGS OF COCAINE; Contents; Chapter 1. DADELAND; Chapter 2. THE NEW BREED; Chapter 3. THE DREAM OF DANBURY; Chapter 4. THE BAHAMAS PIPELINE; Chapter 5. THE KING OF COCAINE; Chapter 6. MIAMI 1982; Chapter 7. JOHNNY PHELPS; Chapter 8. THE CARTEL'S GOLDEN AGE; Chapter 9. MAS; Chapter 10. THE COLONEL AND THE AMBASSADOR; Chapter 11. HOT MONEY; Chapter 12. THE ETHER TRAIL; Chapter 13. TRANQUILANDIA; Chapter 14. THE WHITE MERCEDES; Chapter 15. BARRY SEAL; Chapter 16. THE NICARAGUA DEAL; Chapter 17. CRACKDOWN; Chapter 18. DRAWDOWN; Chapter 19. THE AUDIENCIA; Chapter 20. UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU Chapter 21. MAXChapter 22. FLIPPING; Chapter 23. "THIS IS DOUBLE-CROSS"; Chapter 24. THE HALFWAY HOUSE; Chapter 25. PALACE OF JUSTICE; Chapter 26. BETANCUR AT TWILIGHT; Chapter 27. THE RAMIREZ CONTRACT; Chapter 28. THE CARTEL INDICTMENT; Chapter 29. THE VIRGIN SMILES; Chapter 30. "WITNESSES FROM HELL"; Chapter 31. THE FINAL OFFENSIVE; Chapter 32. CITIZEN JORGE LUIS OCHOA; Chapter 33. THE HENRY FORD OF COCAINE; Chapter 34. NATIONAL SECURITY; Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgments; Search Terms
Responsibility: by Guy Gugliotta and Jeff Leen.

Abstract:

"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."--

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