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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Brooklyn, New York (VBS.TV) — Military checkpoints line the long and winding road from the airport in Cali, Colombia, to the coastal city of Buenaventura.  .    

Brooklyn, New York (VBS.TV/MOTHERBOARD.TV) — Military checkpoints line the long and winding road from the airport in Cali, Colombia, to the coastal city of Buenaventura.

These are expected sights in the long-running conflict we know as the “war on drugs.”

Plan Colombia, legislation passed during the Clinton administration, provided billions in military aid to Colombia to help halt the cultivation and transport of cocaine. It has had only mixed success.

Buenaventura, a strategic port city and maritime gateway to Central and North America, is a haven for the newest clandestine agent in the illegal drug trade: the “narco-sub.” As this decades-old conflict has ebbed and flowed, one thing has remained constant: the sheer ingenuity of narco-traffickers to invent and exploit new methods and routes for smuggling.

We were granted access to the Málaga naval base about an hour outside of Buenaventura, which has been at the forefront of interdicting these vessels. The Colombian navy said some cartels are allocating increasing

These are expected sights in the long-running conflict we know as the “war on drugs.”