How Cocaine Made Miami

Miami New Times | October 11, 2005
By 1980, Miami had become the cocaine capital of the United States. The drug's lasting legacies are evident 25 years later: a thriving international banking industry, an entrenched drug culture and the durable myths of Miami Vice. First in a two-part series

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When New Times purchased a small fortnightly newspaper in late 1987, the Miami metropolitan area was served by two dailies, populated with aging retirees, begging for tourists and struggling to invent a place called South Beach. And, of course, it...
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