Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 1, 2004)
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Rusty younger was once backpacking in South the USA while he heard approximately Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran excursions within Bolivia's infamous San Pedro criminal. Intrigued, the younger Australian journalisted went to l. a. Paz and joined one among Thomas's unlawful excursions. They shaped an speedy friendship after which turned companions in an try to checklist Thomas's reviews within the penitentiary. Rusty bribed the guards to permit him to stick and for the following 3 months he lived contained in the criminal, sharing a phone with Thomas and recording one of many strangest and such a lot compelling criminal tales of all time. the result's Marching Powder.This publication establishes that San Pedro isn't really your standard felony. Inmates are anticipated to shop for their cells from genuine property brokers. Others run retailers and eating places. ladies and kids reside with imprisoned kin. it's a position the place corrupt politicians and drug lords reside in luxurious flats, whereas the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Violence is a continuing hazard, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of youngsters via day condo a few of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by means of evening. In San Pedro, cocaine--"Bolivian marching powder"--makes existence bearable. Even the felony cat is addicted.Yet Marching Powder can also be the story of friendship, a spot the place horror is countered by way of humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit an identical cellphone. this is often state-of-the-art travel-writing and a desirable account of infiltration into the South American drug tradition.