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Pablo Escobar's Life: Now a $40 Tourist Draw

Medellin travel agency offers controversial tours on late drug lord

(Newser) - Pablo Escobar has made the transition in death from feared drug lord to Disney-esque tourist attraction. Visitors to Medellin, Colombia, can now shell out $40 for a three-hour tour of Escobar's favorite haunts when he ruled the city in the 1980s, reports the Guardian . The tour includes a stop... More »

5-Year Investigation Cripples Colombian Drug Cartel

Investigation spans three continents, leads to charges against 20 people

(Newser) - An investigation on three continents that started in Boston nearly five years ago has led to drug trafficking and money laundering charges against 20 people and has crippled a major Colombian drug cartel, a US attorney announced yesterday alongside investigators from Italy and Colombia. Authorities predict the charges—and the... More »

Murder Capital Transforms Into Cultural Haven

Medellin, Colombia, replaces crime with safety and security

(Newser) - Once the world's most dangerous city, Medellin, Colombia, is now a relatively safe and culturally vibrant haven for its 2.1 million residents. In 1991, Medellin recorded 6,349 homicides, or nearly 18 per day; today, thanks to improved security under the administration of president Alvaro Uribe, the rate is... More »

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