Argentina's "narco" capital

February 27 2013

I was in Argentinean city of Rosario recently, some 300km north-west of Buenos Aires, reporting for The Independent on the spiralling drugs problem there. The murder rate is nearly three times the national average and suggestions of police corruption are only exacerbating the issue. Long a transit route for drugs heading to Europe – fuelled by the country’s weak institutions – Argentina is now having to contemplate its own domestic drugs industry and the cycle of gang violence it is creating. For the full story, visit the “current affairs” section of the website.