On 2 May, Insight Crime published a report saying that since Maduro became President in 2013 the country’s cocaine trade has undergone revolutionary changes, and is at risk of becoming the world’s fourth-largest cocaine-producing country.  The InSight Crime investigation looks at one of the world’s most important cocaine trafficking hubs – and the authoritarian regime that keeps the drugs flowing.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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