Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Jamaican Escobar?

Is 'Christopher 'Dudus' Coke' Jamaican for 'Pablo Escobar'?

When I read about the violence currently tearing apart Kingston's slums between government forces and those of drug trafficker Christopher 'Dudus' Coke it was hard not to think about cocaine king Pablo Escobar, whose forces held much of Colombia in terror during the 1980s.

Both men grew rich by trafficking drugs, both murdered lots of people and both grew popular and powerful by showering money and gifts on the poor.

Both also prove that when something is outlawed, outlaws get rich by trafficking it.

This blog maintained by Mike Ceaser of Bogotá Bike Tours

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