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Colombia anuncia captura de líder de importante cartel de narcotráfico

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Colombia Announces Capture of Leader of Major Drug Cartel *

-The arrest of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, widely known as Otoniel, was a victory for Colombia’s president, who has been struggling to contain persistent violence.

-Colombian military forces captured the leader of a major drug cartel, considered by the government to be the most wanted man in the country, President Iván Duque announced on Saturday.

The arrest of the man, Dairo Antonio Úsuga, widely known as Otoniel, was a victory for Mr. Duque, who has been struggling to contain persistent violence by militants.

Mr. Úsuga, 50, had been sought by military and police officials as the leader of the Clan del Golfo, a violent Colombian drug cartel that has also been targeted by the United States for trafficking cocaine.

Mr. Duque described Mr. Úsuga as the most feared drug trafficker in the world, responsible for carrying out assassinations of police officers, soldiers and civic leaders.

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My 2 cents opinion:
(Colombia, one of the biggest countries in South America, has dealt with this problem for decades. The power of money is an obstacle, the perennial client base outside of its country, and the poverty of remote and isolated communities contribute to the drug cartel’s success.) (Colombia, uno de los países más grandes de América del Sur, ha lidiado con este problema durante décadas. El poder del dinero es un obstáculo, la base de clientes perenne fuera de su país y la pobreza de comunidades remotas y aisladas contribuyen al éxito del cartel de la droga.)


*Read More *https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/23/us/ototoniel-captured-colombia.html?smid=url-share