Kingdom of Thieves: El Cartucho, Bogota

Expat Chronicles
This is an excerpt from the memoir of The Mick, which will be titled Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia. This chapter will come directly after the section on John Rowley in order to illustrate the world he lived in during his final days in Bogota. The book will be published in the next week or two!
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The old El Cartucho district of Bogotá, just blocks from the Presidential Palace, Congress, and Supreme Court, was controlled by gangs who sold drugs, murdered, and carried on operations with impunity. The area, about 10 square blocks, Read More

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