Name Professor Course Date The Nexus between the Colombian Soccer and the Colombian Cocaine Cartels The playing of soccer or football in Colombia was first brought in by the British whose workers on the railroad introduced the playing of football to the local communities they went through. The Colombians then came up with a football team of their own after a period. Throughout the history of Colombia football and violence are reported to be closely weaved together yet there is no possible relation between the two. Since 1962 the Colombian football team did not return to the world cup until during the year 1990 and this is the same year that is distinguished to be the year when the Colombian drug cartels had achieved their highest point in possession of power. fade away with time too since they will have no one in support unless another cartel take over. This cartel would do anything to ensure that the football teams are performing and any compromise raised from anyone against this cartels will lead them to deal with them because as much as the teams are determined to achieve the best so are the cartels too. Nothing has to come their way of determination in winning. These cartels also defend their favourite football team members and this means separating this two may be a risk to the members playing for a certain team. Work Cited Colombia.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica 2009. Web. 11 Dec. 2009 <search.eb.com Football.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica 2009. Web. 11 Dec. 2009 <search.eb.com https://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/research-projects/politics-and...latin-america/columbia/www.insightcrime.org/news.../10-ways-soccer-organized-crime-mix-latin-americawww.transmopolis.com/2011/01/narco_soccer/ [...]
-3 typewritten pages -Double-spaced -12 point Times New Roman font -1 inch margins -Cite 5 websites at the end of your paper Prompt Information: Assignment 1B: Soccer and Drugs in Latin America *Across Latin America two hallmark events have historically and contemporarily shaped the cultural and economic landscapes—soccer and drugs (specifically cocaine). Importantly, these two events were inextricably connected in the country of Colombia in the early 1990s. *Document and discuss, in detail the nexus between Colombian soccer and Colombian cocaine cartels; especially note the role of the two Escobars in developing your paper. *Locate and reference 3 websites from which your ideas and data support your discussion; list the 3 websites at the end of your paper. Optional: view the DVD entitled The Two Escobars produced by ESPN.