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Amazonic cocaine hub into Brazil.

Santarem Municipality in the State of Pará in Brazil.

Santarém is a city in the state of Pará in Brazil.

The city of Santarem is where the river of  Tapajós join the Amazon River. It is also a city linked to the illegal trafficking of cocaine produced in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.

Its Airport is an important alternative and supporting airfield in the Amazon region. It has regular connections to cities in Brazil.

Santarém is an important regional market center in Lower Amazonia located midway between the larger cities of Belém and Manaus. The economy is based on agriculture, cattle and mining. The city has seen many ‘cycles’ of development dominated by one or a few economic activities, including (in the last century) rubber tapping, coffee production and gold mining. Most recently, there has been a huge growth in the area of soy plantations.