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Afghan Opium Production Hits Record High

The latest Afghanistan Opium Survey, released November 13 by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), finds that the country produced record levels of poppy in 2013. Total production reached 5,500 tons -- up by nearly 50% over last year's figure of 3,700. Cultivation...

Citizens Challenge Media Silence on Matamoros War

Three gun-battles in one day left at least 13 dead in Mexican border city of Matamoros on November 2, Tamaulipas state authorities acknowledged.

Sendero Luminoso in Bolivia?

On October 19, a patrol of Bolivia's Joint Task Force, coordinating National Police and army troops in coca-eradication missions, was ambushed by unknown gunmen at Miraflores pueblo, Apolo municipality, in the coca-growing Yungas region, sparking a gun-battle that lef...

Peru: Narco-Terrorist Busted; Narco-Politician Exposed

On October 23, National Police in Peru apprehended in Lima an accused commander of one of the two surviving remnant factions of the Sendero Luminoso guerilla movement. The Interior Ministry named the detained man as Rolando Pantoja Quispe, and said he was under the orders...

Reuters' Sloppy Reporting of Albanian Pot Harvesters

OK, no pun intended, but this one doesn't pass the smell test. Reuters reports all too credulously November 1 that doctors in Albania say hundreds of people have fallen ill from harvesting cannabis.

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