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Drug Trafficking, Politics and Power: The Age of Drug Lords

How a new generation of global drug lords emerged at the end of the 1970s, in want of both money and power,  changed the face of politics as their influence and control expanded. Drug lords, wealth and power – episode two of this three-part series...

Government will present a bill to lower the price of medicines in Costa Rica

A study by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) determined that the Costa Rican drug market is oligopolistic because it is concentrated in the hands of a few, who control prices and make it very difficult for others to enter on equal...

Colombia extradites ‘Pablo Escobar of Ecuador’ to US

A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia’s chief prosecutor’s office has announced. Police officers escorting a man identified as Washington Edison Prado after his arrest in Colombia in April. Photograph: AP Washington Edison Prado...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting on a lucrative Colombian weed crop, bound for markets around...

Number of Women Jailed in Mexico Increases Due to Drugs

(Prensa Latina) The number of women jailed in Mexico for crimes associated with drug trafficking increased in recent years. The Equis, Justice for Women organization, presented a report on this issue, in which it warns that between 2014 and 2016, the number of women incarceration...

Narcos Continues Without Pablo Escobar As The Battle Turns To The Cali Cartel

A third season is a difficult time for any show. Though all of the characters and beats of the series have been well established, Season 3 still has to be different enough to engage fans while feeling like the same show. That challenge is especially...

ATMs dispense more than money: The dirt and dope that’s on your cash

We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these tiny organisms to each other when we share a handshake or a seat...

Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of 15 Foreigners in Medellin

Many of the killings of foreigners occurred in the streets of El Poblado, Laureles and BelenTODAY COLOMBIA – In the Medellin morgue lies corpse a foreigner who was kidnapped at the end of October in a Poblado commercial centre. According to the outgoing commander...

Mother Charged For Organizing “Teen Parties”

The lucrative and dangerous business of "barra libre" or "teen parties" has been fast creeping into Costa Rica society, as families with the help of their children,organize events to serve minors alcohol and where drugs are readily available. The Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas (ICD) -...


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