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Drug Crazed Soldiers Complicate Syrian War, As Drug Sales Bring Cash to Combatants
World  (tags: war, violence, middle-east, Syria conflict, drugs, conflict, politics )

- 1228 days ago -
Speed becomes an essential ingredient in Mideast wars
Italy Fights Mafia With New Strategy
World  (tags: Italy, Cosa Nostra, Mafia, 'ndrangheta, Organized Crime, Drugs, Good News )

- 1662 days ago -
These images tell the story of one of Italy's most powerful mafia families, as brutal as it is sad. There is Cosimo -- husband, father and reputed clan boss -- gunned down on a bicycle during a turf war. And Salvatore ... Domenico ... Antonio ...
An Inside Look at the Taliban's Bankers - Reuters Investigates - VIDEO   video
World  (tags: War, Afghanistan, Pakistan, secret funding, crime, drugs, corruption, banks, Americans, taxpayers, US treasury, Obama, Pentagon )

- 1910 days ago -
In Afghanistan, the lines between Taliban finance and legitimate commerce are often blurred. Reuters Special Correspondent Matthew Green takes us through the clandestine world of the currency dealers suspected of secretly funding the insurgency.
Chinese Iron Trade Fuels Port Clash With Mexican Drug Cartel
World  (tags: crime, drugs, China, Mexico, ethics, politics, society, news, corruption )

- 1932 days ago -
When the leaders of Mexico and China met last summer, there was much talk of the need to deepen trade between their nations. Down on Mexico's Pacific coast, a drug gang was already making it a reality.
Commend Organization for Worldwide Veterinary Care
World  (tags: covered in fleas and ticks, veterinary care for over 375 animals, world, society, treatment, safety, prevention, healthcare, health, humans, illness, interesting, disease, drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, food, nutrition, protection, medicine, animalwelfare, suff )

- 1932 days ago -
Nico was an abandoned puppy found by the World Vets team while on a mission in the Dominican Republic. Like many animals helped by World Vets on that trip, Nico was hungry, dehydrated, ~Photo Credit: Richard W Sinyem via InterestingFoto
Global Interest Grows in New Zealand's Designer Drug Law: You Can Sell Them If They're Safe
World  (tags: abuse, government, health, safety, risks, protection, study, society, drugs, interesting, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, world, politics )

- 2083 days ago -
A novel New Zealand law that could legalize some designer drugs is being scrutinized with interest by other countries struggling to keep up with the proliferation of "party pills" and similar products.
INTERVIEW-U.N. Development Chief Flags Failings of 'War on Drugs'
World  (tags: drugs, children, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', africa, asia, conflict, crime, death, ethics, freedoms, europe, government, HumanRights, humanrights, politics, middle-east, society, UnitedNations, unitednations, world )

- 2223 days ago -
* Clark says drugs should be tackled as public health threat * Latin American leaders asking nations to rethink policy (Updates with statement from UNDP to clarify Clark was not critizicing U.S.)
Guatemala Looking Increasingly Like a 'Narco-State'
World  (tags: world, Guatemala, drugs, drug wars, violence, politics, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, news )

- 2891 days ago -
- The violence and the state of siege in the northern Guatemalan province of Petén, following the massacre and decapitation of 27 farm labourers, has been building up for years.
Blacks in California Split Over Marijuana Measure
World  (tags: California, Marijuana, drugs, addiction )

- 3194 days ago -
Ron Allen says he knows all too well the ravages of drug addiction.
Human Trafficking Under Spotlight in South Africa
World  (tags: South Africa, Human Trafficking, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, exploitation, violence, death, rape, drugs, "clients", legislation )

- 3287 days ago -
Ermelo, South Africa - Police in this small town in eastern South Africa thought they had a problem with prostitutes they could solve in the usual way -- arrest the women and get them off the streets.
Human Rights Body Says Cambodia's Drug Rehab Centres Must Close
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, drugs )

- 3368 days ago -
Phnom Penh - A prominent human rights organisation said Monday the Cambodian government should close all its 11 drug detention centres, describing them as abusive and unfit for their purpose.
Mexican Drug Gang Leader Dies in Shootout
World  (tags: Government, Mexico, Mexican soldiers, drugs, gangs, conflict, crime, death, violence )

- 3420 days ago -
At least 11 people including a leader of a local drug gang have been killed in shootouts with police in northern Mexico, officials say.
'Family Values' of Mexico Drug Gang
World  (tags: Mexico, drugs, gangs, drug cartels, violence, corruption, crime, death )

- 3455 days ago -
They decapitate, torture, and extort. Then they pray, and donate to charity. The "Familia" cartel is perhaps the most extreme example of the paradoxical enemy which Mexico faces as it tries to defeat organised crime.
Mexican Smugglers Use Pacific as New Route
World  (tags: Mexico, Mexican smuggling, drugs, llegal immigrants, crime, corruption )

- 3489 days ago -
(CNN) -- Mexican smugglers trying to find new routes into the United States are turning increasingly to the Pacific Ocean for a short sail to the California coast, where they drop off illegal immigrants and marijuana, U.S. officials sa

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