A story based on actual events of the 60' and 70' focusing on
the beginning of the drug trade in Colombia.
Colombia, 1966. The USA has promised to help with poverty, but
they have mainly selected Colombia as a strategic location for
stopping the Cuban Revolution. A bar owner and ambitious crook
named Pedro Rey decides to take advantage of the gringos presence
to change his name into a household word. Harry is an American
Peace Corps volunteer who is smuggling Peruvian cocaine. He introduces
Pedro to the drug trade and theft. 'El Rey' comes up with the
idea of processing cocaine in Colombia and he brings in a chemist
to do just that. As business grows, El Rey learns the gamut of
corruption and, blinded by his desire for power, he dreams of
transforming the drug trade into the only 'multinational company'
that Colombia could pull off.
Thus he writes the first chapter of drug trafficking history,
setting it against the revolution's disintegrating utopian theories:
he is convinced that "the revolution is not made by poverty, but