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Did the U.S. Just Quash a UN Report Calling for Drug Decriminalization?

Jag Davies | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Jag Davies

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appeared set to call on governments to end the criminalization of drug use and possession, according to DPA Honorary Board Member Richard Branson -- but in a dramatic turn of events withdrew its briefing paper under pressure from at least one country, according to the BBC.

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 official develop...

Unholy Alliance: How a US-Russian Partnership Undermines Good Drug Policy

Daniel Wolfe | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Daniel Wolfe

Foreign policy makes unsavory bedfellows, but few instances of bedsharing are more disheartening than that of the U.S. and Russia on the issue of illicit drugs.

Crime Actually Does Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Criminal business one of the world's largest - U.N. * Threatens international development goals * Crime groups showing...

Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Corbin Hiar

The uprisings of the Arab spring have brought renewed attention to long-standing accusations that kleptocratic regimes throughout the Middle East have plundered their nations' assets. But recovering those assets remains a daunting challenge.

Antonio Maria Costa, UN Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

The Observer | Rajeev Syal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Drugs money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis, the United Nations' drugs and crime tsar ha...

Global Cocaine Trade Moves Into West Africa

GlobalPost.com | Tristan McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana -- West Africa is an unlikely center for the international cocaine trade. It is not a producer of the drug nor is it a consumer, as the v...