The cannabis rush

Risks and colossal market opportunities. No matter how things play out, the cannabis market will be one of the fastest growing and most interesting in the hemisphere in 2019. Older Colombians vividly remember the marihuana bonanza of the 1970s and 1980s. The “Marimba Bonanza” as it was dubbed. “Marimba” was the street name of marijuana at the time. Marihuana was harshly combated by local authorities, while gangs and family clans fought each other to control the nascent trafficking in producing zones located on the northern coast of the country. The flow of illegal Samarian Golden and Red point, the names of the high-quality Colombian varieties exported, left hundreds dead and, more importantly, it opened the routes for cocaine traffic, the […]


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Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]