Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The New Cocaine

Colombia has long been know as the world's leading cocaine producer, but did you know that it has long been Latin America's largest producer of gold? Over the last few years, Colombia has continued to increase its gold production doubling it from what it was 2 years ago.

This means more $$$$ is available and many groups are vying for control of the money -- multinational companies, guerilla groups, drug cartels, and other criminals all want in on the action.

You can hear an interesting report here:

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/10/139347972/foreign-policy-downgrade-good-as-gold-literally


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