Tag Archives: drugs

Mad Outta Me Head Published

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Announcing the publication of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.

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Kingdom of Thieves: El Cartucho, Bogota

Posted on 21. Dec, 2014 by .

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An excerpt from Mad Outta Me Head on the old El Cartucho district of Bogota, which was a un-policed neighborhood of drugs and addiction.

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Banging up Girl in Colombia

Posted on 08. Aug, 2014 by .

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This excerpt from Smuggler’s Diary features Kendall, a syringe, and a few grams of pure Colombian cocaine in a Cartagena motel room.

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Contributed Story: Scoped in Bogota

Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by .

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A short story of an American who was drugged with scopolamine and robbed.

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Former Smuggler on the Peru Two

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by .

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A look at the ‘Peru Two’, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, who were caught smuggling cocaine from Peru. With analysis of the industry from a former smuggler.

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Kickstarting This Mick’s Life

Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by .

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Announcing the launch of the Kickstarter project and campaign drive for This Mick’s Life: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.

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Contributed Story: Afrikaaner in Huaraz Prison

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by .

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Profile of Lewis Charles Cornelius, who is serving time in Huaraz, Peru for possession of cocaine.

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Contributed Story: Robbed by Arequipa Taxi

Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by .

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Contributed story of an American who was robbed after hailing an unregistered taxi in Arequipa, Peru.

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Rock al Parque FAIL

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: An amusing failure to attend Latin America’s biggest music festival, Rock al Parque in Bogota.

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Marching Powder: A Gringo Mule in Bolivian Prison

Posted on 14. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Review of Marching Powder by Rusty Young, a look at San Pedro prison in La Paz, Bolivia.

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Contributed Story: The Truth about Coca

Posted on 07. May, 2012 by .

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The history of the coca leaf and its role in modern politics.

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Censorship and the Image of Colombia

Posted on 02. May, 2012 by .

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Discussing the “image of Colombia” and gringo do-gooders’ criticism of Expat Chronicles for “perpetuating stereotypes.”

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