The Candy Machine

Overview

In The Candy Machine Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellín hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal ‘pick-me-up' to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programmes in countries like Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually ...

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Overview

In The Candy Machine Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellín hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal ‘pick-me-up' to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programmes in countries like Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.

Cutting through the myths about the white market, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742852744
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Format: Other

Meet the Author

He spent a year living and working in Colombia before making Resistencia: Hip Hop in Colombia, which won numerous awards at film festivals world-wide.
In 2003 he became the Campaigns Director fro the TUC’s Justice for Colombia campaign which organizes for human rights in Colombia.
In 2009, Penguin Books published his first book, The Candy Machine: How Cocaine took over the world. It was published in the United States in 2010 as Cocaine Nation. Tom lives in South London. Find about more about Tom at www.tomfeiling.com

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