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Miami’s COCAINE COWBOY Set to Be Released from Prison via @lisafordblog

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detainer on the infamous Cocaine Cowboy will keep him behind bars while authorities decide whether to deport him to his native country — Cuba. Of course, for that to happen, the government run by the late Fidel Castro’s brother, Raul, would have to agree to take him back.  – Read the story at the Miami Herald

Here is the trailer of the documentary, “Cocaine Cowboys”, a film that highlighted the infamous drug era in Miami. The cocaine trade of the 70s and 80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world’s most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia’s Medellin cartel. By the early 80s, Miami’s tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city “Paradise Lost”.



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