Cocaine is an expensive glamour drug. But that patina of prosperity doesn’t trickle down to the farmers of the coca leaves, who lead lives of poverty and dread. Toby Muse joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his 15 years living in Colombia observing how the drug trade there operates from the top down. His book is called “Kilo: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels―from the Jungles to the Streets.”
The 1970s was a decade of change. It was on the disco dance floors of Miami and Los Angeles to Rome and London that a new party drug emerged, beginning in jungles of South America, it was sweeping through the night clubs, Cocaine.By the end of the decade, in broad daylight, a drug-related shooting at the Dadeland Mall in Kendall, Florida thrust in the era of the ‘Cocaine Cowboys’. Over the proceeding decades hundreds of thousands have died as rival Cartels in Colombia and then Mexico fought for supremacy over the cocaine trade, which is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars.In Part 1, Jack will look at how coronavirus is impacting the cocaine trade and how the Cartels in Colombia, Central America and Mexico are reacting.Guests:Toby Muse, author of KILOS: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine CartelsGuillermo Vazquez, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized CrimeIoan Grillo, author of El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency and Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin AmericaDeborah Bonello, MexicoreporterJason Eligh, Global Initiative Against Organized Crime
Did Christians really "sell their souls" to support President Trump in 2016? Or did they make a wise and history-changing decision to elect a pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Israel candidate? Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, shares his thoughts from his new book," For God and Country: The Christian Case for Trump." Plus: What is the real story behind the illegal drug trade that is infecting America? Toby Muse joins me to talk about it and his book, "Kilo." That and more on the next Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
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