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

Marco Vernaschi

for Pulitzer Center

16 February, 2009

Guinea-Bissau, one of the poorest nations in the world, 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 officials are involved, as was assassinated president João Bernardo Vieira, according to Interpol.

About

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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