2010 Photo Contest, General News, Stories, 1st prize
Photographer

Marco Vernaschi

for Pulitzer Center

28 February, 2009

A soldier killed in Guinea-Bissau's 1998 civil war. Guinea-Bissau has become a hub for cocaine trafficking as South American drug cartels seek new smuggling routes to Europe. With over 100 islands off its coast and a navy with no working boats, Guinea-Bissau offers a haven for drop-offs, storage and movement of cocaine. Leading generals and politicians are involved and in conflict, a situation Guineans fear may once again lead to civil war.

About the photographer

Marco Vernaschi

His works are exhibited in major solo and group venues, including the 54th Venice Biennale, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Paris Photo and the MACRO, in Rome, among others. Vernasc...

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