Thursday, November 08, 2018

Mexico's Cocaine Routes

Enter your home address into Cocaine Routes and you can track your drug deliveries in real-time on Google Maps from Mexico all the way to your front door.

Of course - I'm lying. Cocaine Routes is actually a website designed to make you think more closely about the human cost of drug trafficking. Enter your address into Cocaine Routes and it will actually create a personalized video based on your address which is designed to make you think about how drug cartels move illegal drugs around the world. Cocaine Routes mixes together Google Maps, satellite imagery, Google Street View and video to show how illegal drugs might be smuggled to your actual address.

Cocaine Routes has been released to promote the launch of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix. Narcos: Mexico is a dramatization of the true story of the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel in Mexico.

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