Bogota - (High Times): A Chinese-Colombian joint venture will link the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in South America, bypassing the tedium of the Panama Canal's heavily patrolled waters.
These are in the iron grip of the US Navy and DEA and account for billions of dollars of annual trading losses between South America and the Chinese economy.
Announcing the move a Colombian Ministry of Justice official said it's high time that restrictive market practices were abolished to pave the way for a new trading scam.
A new rail link from Port Cupica to the fledgeling Cocaine City near Cartagena will see millions of tonnes of coke exported to Asia's tiger economies.
Toll bridges at both ends of the transport link will greatly add to local prosperity which is reliant almost entirely on the export of exotic national produce.
The venture is still at the drawing board stage ahead of a $200 million bung from major Hong Kong banking interests.