Major drug routes in Latin America, 1997


Major drug routes in Latin America, 1997


This map shows the exportation of drugs from Latin America to countries around the world.

The map shows principal growing areas (represented in darker green), countries where the drugs are produced (indicated by an underline under the country’s name), and principal money-laundering areas (represented by red markers).

The majority of cocaine and marijuana that enters the US comes from Latin America. [1].


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Cartographer: Cécile Marin

Primary Sources:

  • Geopolitical Drug Observatory (OGD), Atlas mondial des drogues, PUF, September 1996
  • Yves Lacoste, Dictionnaire de géopolitique, Flammarion, 1997


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