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A composite image showing the view from Medellín's cable cars and one of the carriages riding past.

Here’s what it’s like to ride Medellín’s famous cable car system, which helped transform the Colombian city from the world̵...

The Colombian city of Medellín sprawls up the side of the Andes mountains, and cable cars connect once-isolated neighborhoods to the city center.

Pablo Escobar was gunned down 25 years ago — here are 3 theories about who took the Medellin kingpin’s life

The world's most powerful drug lord made a lot of enemies. Which one, if any of them, killed him is much less clear.

Why the fall of the Medellin cartel failed to stop the flow of drugs, according to a DEA agent who hunted Escobar

Pablo Escobar made staggering amounts of money by smuggling cocaine to the US. After his death, there was no shortage of traffickers eager to succeed him.

What the Cali cartel learned from Pablo Escobar, according to a DEA agent who hunted both of them

The Cali cartel, one of Pablo Escobar's chief rivals, rose to its zenith after his death, buoyed by lessons learned from his missteps.

Two guys in a Connecticut jail cell helped change the way America does drugs

A chance meeting at Danbury prison would help start one of world's most powerful drug cartels.

Meet the cocaine-addled, Hitler-obsessed drug smuggler who tried to take down Pablo Escobar

He helped built the Medellin cartel into a powerhouse, but his megalomania led his allies to turn on him.

Argentina extradited ‘My Blood,’ one of Colombia’s most well-connected drug traffickers

Henry Jesus Lopez Londoño, aka "Mi Sangre," or "My Blood," was a leader of Colombia's most powerful criminal group, Los Urabeños.

Here’s what’s driven changes in cocaine prices on US streets since the 1980s

Analyzing US cocaine prices involves some speculation, but their fluctuations are likely driven by foreign affairs as much as by domestic demand.

Meet the cocaine-addled, Hitler-obsessed drug smuggler who tried to take down Pablo Escobar

He helped built the Medellin cartel into a powerhouse, but his megalomania led his allies to turn on him.

Two guys in a Connecticut jail cell helped change the way America does drugs

A chance meeting at Danbury prison would help start one of world's most powerful drug cartels.