Latin America Weekly

Colombian cocaine trade might be stronger than ever

Happy Wednesday! This week, cocaine exports from Colombia may be reaching all-time highs, Argentina’s president causes furore with racially charged slur, and we look at anti-corruption efforts across Latin America.

Colombia has never exported so much cocaine

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Cocaine hotspots in Colombia. Source: UNODC

Cocaine exports from Colombia reached unprecedented new highs in 2020, according to the most recent report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Data shows that the presumed cocaine production in the country topped 1,200 tons — an 8-percent increase from 2019 — with less than half being seized by authorities.

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