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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed…

400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica
Drugs
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Drugs
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400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica

AFP - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican authorities seized 406 kilos of cocaine that were hidden in a container in a vessel that originated in the Colombian port of Turbo, authorities reported…

Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

Almost one in three Ticos drink alcohol at least once a month, most of them men, according to results of the latest study on the use of…

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
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Crime
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Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - March 24, 2016

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called this week for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
Crime
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2016

The Costa Rica Prosecutor’s Office requested six months of preventive prison for four suspects from the U.S., Colombia and Costa Rica arrested during four raids around the San José…

In Mexico’s mountains, villagers sow the opium poppies that feed the US heroin boom
Crime
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Crime
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In Mexico’s mountains, villagers sow the opium poppies that feed the US heroin boom

Pedro Pardo and Leticia Pineda | AFP - February 7, 2016

GUERRERO STATE , Mexico –  Deep in the southern mountains of Mexico, the cicada-like "tsk-tsk-tsk" of a water sprinkler broke the eerie silence as it sprayed a small parcel…

Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel members on US border in joint operation
Crime
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Crime
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Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel members on US border in joint operation

AFP - January 31, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexican police arrested up to 24 members of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a joint operation with the United States that also netted a cache…

Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca
Crime
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Crime
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Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca

AFP - December 17, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew,…

Ayahuasca, the sacred jungle vine that lures Westerners to the Amazon
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Ayahuasca, the sacred jungle vine that lures Westerners to the Amazon

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - December 5, 2015

IQUITOS, Peru – The wooden path through the resort curves its way into the jungle, branching out into side trails that lead to huts with names like…

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