Colombia the Most Dangerous City

Welcome to Medellin, coke capital of the world

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While many of the city's residents resent the presence of the drug lords, others have developed a grudging pride concerning their town's prominence -- and a visible annoyance at recent U.S. attempts to have those responsible extradited to the U.S. One afternoon, as a foreigner got up to leave Medellin's Macarena bullring, someone in the crowd shouted, "Hey, you, what about extradition?" It was an unfriendly, almost chilling challenge. The crowd parted to allow the stranger through and then closed ranks around the man again -- just as Medellin sometimes seems to shelter the wealthy cartel that has made the city the most dangerous in the world.

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