PBS NewsHour

‘Hotel Scarface’ recounts epicenter of Miami’s cocaine days

Clip: 12/28/2017 | 6m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Colorful but violent personalities roamed the streets of Miami in the late 1970s and early 1980s when cocaine came to town and drug lords helped make it the U.S. murder-capital. In “Hotel Scarface,” journalist Roben Farzad recounts the story of the Mutiny Hotel, a hot spot for money, sex and cocaine that became ground zero of Miami's coke culture. Farzad joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.

Aired: 12/28/17

Rating: NR

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