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Catching the White Fish: gossip and cocaine on Colombia’s Northern Pacific coast

Society and economy

What is life like after drift-cocaine arrives in a village on Colombia’s Northern Pacific coast?

24 Mar 2021
18:00 - 19:30
Online event, Zoom

Nicolás Acosta García, Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the School of Global Studies
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Webinar in English.
School of Global Studies

Drift-cocaine is a side-effect of the interdiction of drug transport boats heading towards Central and North America as part of the US-Colombian War on Drugs. This seminar will discuss the effects and relations that emerge from an ocean turned into an amphitheatre of fishing livelihoods, drug traffickers, and military operations.

Nicolás Acosta García’s research focuses on the effects on development and biodiversity conservation on local, afro-descendant and indigenous people.