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In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police
Crime
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In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police

Marc Fisher | The Washington Post - August 17, 2015

Related: Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin WASHINGTON, D.C. — As heroin overdoses and deaths soar in many parts of the United States, the White…

Biggest submarine drug bust ever yields $181 million in cocaine off Pacific coast of Central America
Drug War
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Drug War
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Biggest submarine drug bust ever yields $181 million in cocaine off Pacific coast of Central America

AFP - August 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES, United States -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it seized $181 million worth of cocaine from a submarine-like vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean, but even more drugs…

‘The Beast’: Costa Rica’s new crime-fighting machine
Crime
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Crime
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‘The Beast’: Costa Rica’s new crime-fighting machine

Álvaro Sánchez - August 3, 2015

The Judicial Investigation Police’s Special Tactical Response Unit (SERT) has a new weapon, and its nickname is “The Beast,” or “La Bestia,” in Spanish. The fully armored…

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and the Sinaloa cartel have growing ties to Costa Rica, authorities say
Crime
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Crime
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‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and the Sinaloa cartel have growing ties to Costa Rica, authorities say

Álvaro Sánchez - August 1, 2015

Intelligence gathered by Costa Rica’s judicial police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has helped identify a suspected leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who is believed…

Drug traffickers who cooperate with the US government have it pretty good – too good, watchdog says
Crime
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Crime
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Drug traffickers who cooperate with the US government have it pretty good – too good, watchdog says

Lisa Rein | The Washington Post - July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Drug traffickers who cooperate with U.S. federal investigators are poorly vetted, and the Drug Enforcement Administration did not properly monitor at least 240 informants…

Chapo’s motorcycle freedom ride spurs doubts about kingpin jail
Crime
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Crime
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Chapo’s motorcycle freedom ride spurs doubts about kingpin jail

Nacha Cattan | Bloomberg - July 20, 2015

See also: VIDEO: Hilarious parody of 'El Chapo' prison escape MEXICO CITY — If Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's escape from prison has led Mexican officials to overhaul security…

Where is El Chapo? On his home turf, no one’s saying
Crime
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Crime
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Where is El Chapo? On his home turf, no one’s saying

Joshua Partlow |The Washington Post - July 18, 2015

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — El Chapo's gone now, on the far side of his tunnel, a man on the lam in a wide-open world. But where would he…

Decades of drug war have brought only crisis
Crime
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Crime
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Decades of drug war have brought only crisis

Danielle Allen | Special to The Washington Post - May 30, 2015

The new visibility of police violence toward African-Americans in the United States has stoked public debate about policing: What about body cameras? Should we reform police training?…

Fabio Lobo: Honduras’ drug trafficking presidential son?
Crime
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Crime
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Fabio Lobo: Honduras’ drug trafficking presidential son?

AFP - May 22, 2015

NEW YORK – The United States has indicted the son of former Honduran President Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo (2010-2014) on drug trafficking charges, U.S. federal prosecutors announced Friday.…

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Mexico drug war shootout leaves dozens dead

Laurent Thomet | AFP - May 22, 2015

https://twitter.com/longdrivesouth/status/601846686999191552 MEXICO CITY – At least 39 people were killed Friday in a gunfight with federal police in a western Mexico region hit by cartel violence, in one…

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