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More Drugs In The Caribbean

AP | Posted 04.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A top U.S. State Department official says the Caribbean will likely see a surge in drug trafficking activity by 2015 as opera...

Bravery Tapes: Young Courage Amid Mexico's Violence

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Jens Erik Gould

Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.

26,121 Missing During Mexico's Drug War

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — An official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of President Felipe Calderon, who launched th...

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...

Indonesia Sentences Brit To Death For Smuggling Cocaine Worth $2.5 Million

AP | FIRDIA LISNAWATI | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

BALI, Indonesia -- An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death on Tuesday for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase on...

Former Clinton Drug Advisor: 'I Don't Have A Lot Of Faith' In Obama Drug Policy

Posted 12.21.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Paul Chabot, who served as a White House drug adviser to Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, told HuffPost Live on Friday that he lacked faith...

PHOTO Of Cocaine Breast Implants Released

Posted 12.13.2012 | Weird News

BUSTED! A woman flying from Colombia to Barcelona was caught this week at a Spanish airport with bags of cocaine implanted in her breasts. Spani...

Pissing Away Taxpayer Money in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

In Texas, we pay welfare moms with three kids $260 a month. In other words, our welfare moms don't have enough money to buy drugs or enough time to take them. But don't worry, Rick Perry has a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

Drug Lord Charged For Digging Massive Cross-Border Tunnels

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.03.2012 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- A man identified by prosecutors as an operative for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel was charged with building two major cross-border drug tu...

'Cocaine Godmother' Assassinated

Posted 09.05.2012 | World

Notorious drug trafficker Griselda Blanco, who brought the idea of assassination-by-motorcycle to Miami in the '70s and '80s, was assassinated by men ...

'Cocaine Godmother' Gunned Down In Colombia

Miami Herald | DAVID OVALLE | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era of the '70s and '80s, was ...

Cocaine And Cascades In Costa Rican Parks

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

By Isabella Cota MANUEL ANTONIO, Costa Rica, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The lush national parks of Costa Rica have long attracted tourists fro...

All Aboard to Welcome Javier Sicilia and the Peace Caravan

Jamie Haase | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jamie Haase

In war-plagued Mexico, protesting against the prohibition-fueled violence carries the gravest risks imaginable. Thankfully for Americans, the former poet has again decided to bring his determination for peace north of Mexico's border.

UM Pharmacy Tech. Allegedly Steals $14 Million Worth Of Cancer-Fighting Drugs From Work

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 09.19.2014 | College

For three years, hundreds of expensive syringes loaded with life-saving cancer drugs disappeared unnoticed from the shelves at the University of Miami...

Banks' Drug Money Problem

Bloomberg View | Jonathan Weil | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: To grow up in South Florida during the 1970s and 1980s, as I did, wasn’t your typical American childhood experience. Back then th...

The Big Business Of Cross-Border Crime

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

VIENNA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organised crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of off...

FBI Claims Drug Cartel Funneled Cash Through BofA

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Drug money has a way of sprawling. And some of it may have reached Bank of America. A federal probe into Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, claims t...

'Drug Tourists' Cause Headache For Law Enforcement

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 07.09.2012 | Crime

LEBANON, Ohio -- As he sat in the doctor's office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especia...

Drugging Development

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Drug trafficking is nothing new. But with the current levels of violence we are seeing, its effects on society and economic activity are staggering.

At U.S. Border, Expensive Drones Generate Lots of Buzz, Few Results

Andrew Becker | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

A pilotless aircraft may have awed the failed migrants, but such success stories about U.S. Customs and Border Protection's quarter-billion-dollar drone program come in short supply, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general's report released Monday.

Bizarre Drug Bust

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaican authorities have seized 24 pounds of cocaine concealed inside the shell of an X-Box. The Jamaica Customs Department say...

Nicaraguan To Face U.S. Drug, Terrorism Charges

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- A Nicaraguan national has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges of drug trafficking and attempting to provide support to a Colombian pa...

Happy Two Years In Hell, Jefe de Jefe

Jamie Haase | Posted 04.08.2012 | Crime
Jamie Haase

It's been two years since the dramatic killing of drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva. But if removing critical targets proves to accomplish nothing when it comes to interrupting the flow of narcotics -- what will it take for the violence to subside?

Doormen At Manhattan Luxury Buildings Involved In Cocaine Smuggling Racket

Posted 02.03.2012 | New York

The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating a cocaine smuggling racket that involves doormen employed at upscale residential buildings in Man...

The Carnage in Mexico: Do We Care?

Norm Stamper | Posted 03.30.2012 | World
Norm Stamper

American drug policy, and our gutless, unreasoned refusal to change it, has caused the epic violence south of the border.