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James Bargent

Based out of the city of Medellin, I have covered Colombia and Latin America for a wide range of media outlets including the Miami Herald, the Independent, the Toronto Star and Sky News. I work predominantly in print, but have also produced videos, photography and multimedia work and have done TV interview segments. I am a specialist in organized crime, the drug war and Colombia's conflict, but have also covered a broad range of issues from politics to culture.

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The Colombian coast guard patrol for drug traffickers in the mangrove swamps of the Pacific coast

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Colombian presidential candidate Clara Lopez on the campaign trail in 2014 elections

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Supporters of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrate his final election victory before his death in his home town of Sabaneta

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Police patrol a clandestine smuggling trail on the Colombia-Venezuela border


Mixing footage shot in La Guajira with footage provided by the Colombian police, this video shows the gasoline smuggling trail on the Colombia-Venezuela border and police efforts to combat the contraband trade.

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