Colombia The War That Will Not End

Despite the government's costly campaign and the pain inflicted on the drug empire, the cocaine cartels are holding their own

General Miguel Maza Marquez narrows his hard brown eyes when he mentions his quarry. "He's somewhere in Medellin, and very soon we'll get him." The chief of Colombia's secret police, or DAS, has been offering that prediction for nearly a year. But each time authorities announce that the capture of Pablo Escobar Gaviria is imminent, the overlord of the Medellin drug cartel slithers away. Just last week Escobar managed to elude the police once again after a massive drug raid in the northeastern part of the country. But 11 top advisers of his drug ring, including his brother-in-law, were not so...

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