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Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture
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Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 11, 2016

MEXICO CITY – The recapture of kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was a boost to the Mexican government, but his Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite the loss…

US President Obama commutes sentences of 95 drug offenders
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US President Obama commutes sentences of 95 drug offenders

Sari Horwitz | The Washington Post - December 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 95 drug offenders Friday, more than double the number of commutations he granted earlier this year in…

Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court
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Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court

Mariano Andrade | AFP - December 18, 2015

NEW YORK – Alleged Mexican drug lord Tirso Martínez Sánchez pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges Friday, one day after he was extradited to face the charges in…

Nephews of Venezuelan first lady deny US drug charges
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Nephews of Venezuelan first lady deny US drug charges

AFP - December 17, 2015

NEW YORK – Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady appeared in a Manhattan court Thursday and denied charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States. Efraín…

Venezuela national guard chief accused in US drug trafficking indictment
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Venezuela national guard chief accused in US drug trafficking indictment

AFP - December 16, 2015

NEW YORK – Venezuela's national guard chief has been accused in a soon-to-be-unsealed U.S. indictment of being on the payroll of drug traffickers, The New York Times reported…

Colombia is again the world’s top coca producer. Why that’s a blow to the US
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Colombia
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Colombia is again the world’s top coca producer. Why that’s a blow to the US

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - November 11, 2015

TIERRADENTRO, Colombia – Illegal coca cultivation is surging in Colombia, erasing one of the showcase achievements of U.S. counternarcotics policy and threatening to send a burst of cheap…

Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years
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Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years

Elahe Izadi | The Washington Post - October 21, 2015

The number of adults using marijuana in the United States more than doubled in recent years, according to new research culling data from two massive surveys. In…

Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia
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Business
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Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia

Álvaro Sánchez - October 14, 2015

PITAL DE SAN CARLOS, Alajuela – A cassava packing company in the northern Costa Rican community of La Tabla de Pital de San Carlos and a pineapple processor in Chilamate…

Costa Rica takes down suspected drug trafficker ‘Macho Coca,’ on the DEA’s radar for years
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Costa Rica takes down suspected drug trafficker ‘Macho Coca,’ on the DEA’s radar for years

Álvaro Sánchez - October 8, 2015

LIMÓN – The name “Macho Coca” is well-known in Costa Rica’s Caribbean port city of Limón. His real surname is Bell, and for many years locals quietly…

US seizes $12 million of drugs in Caribbean
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US seizes $12 million of drugs in Caribbean

AFP - September 18, 2015

MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had seized cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated $11.8 million in the Caribbean Sea as part of an effort…

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