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Economic Roots of Violence

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When it comes to why we're beginning to see some of the unrest that led up to the presidential election of 1968, including the racial violence we're n...

El Chapo, Sean Penn and the Failed War on Drugs - Part 2

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Quenby Wilcox

As to the accusation that Mr. Penn and Ms. del Castillo were responsible for the capture of El Chapo. This is el colmo in hypocrisy! In one breath, Mr. Penn is being criticized for meeting with a drug lord, and not using his meeting to set up a sting operation.

El Chapo, Sean Penn and the Failed War on Drugs - Part 1

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Quenby Wilcox

I believe the reaction of the press to Mr. Penn's article -- character assassinations, rather than exposure of the hypocrisy and fiasco that has been the "War on Drug" -- is a sad testament to the lack of integrity and freedom of the press in the USA.

'The Cartel' Author Don Winslow: It's Very Possible You're Smoking 'Blood Weed'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Next time you pick up a joint, you may want to think carefully about where it came from. The marijuana you're smoking is very possibly tainted by the ...

The United States and Latin America, 2025

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

Climate change will emerge as a new driver of migration. As the oceans warm, feeding Atlantic hurricanes with ever-great energy, super storms will become more frequent and more devastating, wracking Central America and the islands of the Caribbean, demolishing homes, businesses, and jobs.

37 Tons of David Victorson: A Tale of Ballsy Redemption

The Fix | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
The Fix

"In a time of universal deceit," George Orwell once said, "telling the truth is a revolutionary act." That maxim certainly applies to David Victorson's book, 37 Tons.

Giving International Drug Policies a Chance to Turn the Tide

Ruth Dreifuss | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Ruth Dreifuss

If just a small fraction of the money spent each year on drug-related law enforcement globally -- about $100 billion per year -- was re-directed towards drug-related health and social services, countless lives would be saved.

New York Becoming The Center Of Heroin Trade

www.nytimes.com | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The flood of heroin coming into and going out of New York City has surged to the highest levels in more than two decades, alarming law enforcement off...

Illegal Drugs and Science: The Forgotten Link

Brian Min | Posted 02.03.2014 | Teen
Brian Min

Currently, at least 125 million people use marijuana, 14 million people use amphetamines, 12 million people use opioids, and 14 million people use cocaine. Illegal drugs have a plethora of negative impacts.

Taipei Seizes $300 MILLION In Heroin

China Post | Lauly Li | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Taipei (The China Post/ANN) -The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office yesterday morning busted Taiwan's ...

Caribbean Drug Trade Flourishes Under New Generation Of 'Cocaine Cowboys'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Tom Brown MIAMI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Caribbean is becoming a hot spot again for drug smuggling into the United States as a new g...

Mexico Says It Will Detain 'Queen Of The Pacific'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

Mexico will detain Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the "Queen of the Pacific" for her links to the drug trade, after the United States deports her, an ...

After 40-Year Fight, Illicit Drug Use at All-Time High

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Annabelle Buggle

Despite aggressive policies and enforcement actions against every link in the chain of producers, distributors and users, the illicit trade has become more prolific than ever, exacting a painful toll on every area of society it touches.

'Chepe' Handal Named First Major Honduran Drug Kingpin

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The U.S. Treasury Department's recent designation of "Chepe" Handal as a key Honduran drug kingpin represents a boon for efforts to dismantle narco-trafficking networks in Honduras dominated by Mexico's Sinaloa and Zetas cartels.

Why Drug Seizures Aren't Working

VOXXI | Rocio Gonzalez | Posted 01.31.2013 | Latino Voices

Last year, only a small fraction of illegal drugs was seized in Central America compared to the amount that made its way into the United States, and a...

The Drug Trafficking Heart Of The Caribbean

VOXXI | Posted 01.23.2013 | Latino Voices

The Dominican Republic continues to be the main command center for drug trafficking in the Caribbean region, with an increase in the past two years of...

A Venezuelan Judge's Amazing Story

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

It is time to use the full weight of the United States government to bring an end to the drug activity in Venezuela, and protect the beleaguered opposition which it is now clear is simply being silenced and sidelined by a criminal government.

America's Missed Opportunities in Latin America

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Latin America presents enormous opportunities for the U.S. in terms of economic and political cooperation, but we continue to squander these opportunities as we squabble among ourselves over issues like immigration and drug policies.

The Central American Presidents Legalization Meeting? A Big Fat Nothingburger

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2012 | World
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

These countries are pleading with the international community for cooperation and real solutions. Not only is legalization a nonstarter for them, it is insulting to them that we think their problems could be solved by such a policy.

How Africa's Drug Trade Made 'Queen Of Khat' So Rich

Die Welt/Worldcrunch | Philipp Hedemann | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

For many Africans khat is a stimulant drug that also stills hunger pangs. But the world's biggest seller of khat doesn't fit the typical profile of a ...

Chicago Gang Rivals Band Together To Control Neighborhood Drug Trade

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

At first glance, the intersection of Lexington and Pulaski doesn't look very prosperous. Ugly, empty lots anchor two of the corners. There's a yell...

Afghan Anti-Drug Officers Burn Confiscated Opium (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai may have slammed recent drug raids conducted by U.S. and Russian agents in Afghanistan as "a violation of sovereignty," yet tha...

50 Cent Memoir On Rochester School District Reading List

Democrat and Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Getting teens to pick up a book can be tough, especially during the summer months when school isn't in session. So in an attempt to get more students...

A Comprehensive Approach to Fight Drugs

José Miguel Insulza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Miguel Insulza

Drug dependency is a chronic, relapsing disease that must be dealt with as a core element of public health policy.

Why The War On Drugs In Colombia May Never Be Won

Guardian | Rory Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Decades after Richard Nixon tried to end the trafficking of cocaine from Colombia, success seems as elusive as ever....