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Central America Drugs

Drug Trafficking's Devastating Effect On Rain Forests

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Drug traffickers in Central America a slashing vitally important rain forest ecosystems to make way for th...

Yayo Submarine: Life and Death on a Cocaine-Smuggling Submersible

High Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
High Times

The idea that there are cocaine smugglers out there operating radar-eluding submarines full of contraband might lead one to believe that the drug trade has entered a new era of James Bond-like technological proficiency. The truth is, these boats would make Captain Bligh's vessel seem like a luxury cruise ship.

Time for Obama to Own Up to Drug Violence

Juan Carlos Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Washington has more than a "shared responsibility" in the mayhem that afflicts Mexico and Central America. President Obama should not only discuss drug violence in Mexico and Central America, but also listen to alternatives to the war in drugs such as that of President Pérez Molina.

Legalization Debate Takes Off in Latin America

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
Ethan Nadelmann

After decades of being brutalized by the U.S. government's failed prohibitionist drug policies, Latin American leaders, including not just distinguished former presidents but also current presidents, are saying "enough is enough."

Will Guatemala Legalize Drugs?

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport...