The Coke Coast

On September 9, 2008, in Africa, by Karen Grepin

The World Politics Review has a really interesting article that discusses how Coastal West Africa, in particular countries such as Guinea-Bissau, are quickly becoming the epicenter of narco-trafficking between South America and Europe. The sums of money are large relatively to local wealth: last year a drug bust in Guinea-Bissau netted drugs with a street value worth roughly 10% of the GDP of this country. This article predicts that this new trade will continue to undermine governments throughout the region leading to more failed states.

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