Lucy Martin

Colombia’s footballing success is owed to Escobar’s cartels

Followers of modern Colombian football are likely to conjure up the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodríguez as the nation’s most successful players. Looking back to the 1990s – the golden era of Colombian football – people are likely to remember the scorpion-kicking René Higuita and Carlos Valderrama. Most...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2020