Stories from my 14-month study abroad in Buenos Aires, my 16-month post-college move to Miami, and my get-me-the-hell-out-of-Miami move to Denver

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cocaine Cowboys

My friend suggested that I watch this documentary. Very well-made.

It tells the story of the Miami cocaine scene of the '70s, and how a large portion of Miami was built on drug money from the early '70s through the mid '80s.

Miami has since changed to a tourism hub, as opposed to a drug hub, but it's still interesting to learn that the majority of the early skyscrapers and high-rise condos of Miami were purely investment projects of the drug lords of the day.


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