How Cocaine Came to Europe

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An interview with Nacho Carretero, the author of Snow on the Atlantic, published in English by Zed Books.

Galicia is a region in Northwestern Spain whose history and society have been profoundly shaped by the sea since ancient times, with a rugged, intricate coastline more than 900 miles long. In Snow on the Atlantic: How Cocaine Came to Europe, journalist Nacho Carretero tells the story of how the Galician coast became the cocaine gateway into Europe in the 1980s and the devastating effects that ensued — a story which he witnessed first-hand growing up in Coruña, and which, as a lover of literature, he had long thought would make a fascinating tale.

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