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Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
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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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Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded

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."

  • Creators
  • Billy Corben
  • Cast
  • Jorge "Rivi" Ayala
  • Jon Roberts
  • Mickey Munday
  • Genre
  • Documentary
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