2010 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

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

Marco Vernaschi is an Italian visual artist and producer known for his thought-provoking visuals and inspirational campaigns. His diverse projects span documentary, advocacy, and...

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