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Fight brews in Colombia drug world

Now that America’s most-wanted cocaine trafficker is about to be extradited to the U.S., his rivals and lieutenants are struggling for command of Colombia’s dominant cartel, authorities say. But whoever wins will inherit a criminal organization tottering on the edge of extinction. The capture of Diego Montoya by an elite army squad this week is Colombia’s biggest break against the cartels since Pablo Escobar was tracked down and shot to death in 1993. But just as Montoya learned from the demise of Escobar’s Medellin cartel, his successors in the Norte del Valle cartel will likely be smaller outfits. Full Story

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