July 22, 2012

U.S. Drug War Expands to Africa

Savage & Shanker, New York Times

AP Photo

In a significant expansion of the war on drugs, the United States has begun training an elite unit of counternarcotics police in Ghana and planning similar units in Nigeria and Kenya as part of an effort to combat the Latin American cartels that are increasingly using Africa to smuggle cocaine into Europe.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Drug War, United States, Africa


July 10, 2012
Will Mexico Declare Peace in the War On Drugs?
Doug Bandow, Forbes
The Drug War is over. The U.S. government hasn't stopped arresting people for using pot and other illicit substances. But no one seriously believes Washington is going to 'win,' whatever that means. The Drug War is on... more ››
July 12, 2012
Mexicans Vote for Peace, Plan for War
Tom Hayden, The Nation
Whether Obama is re-elected or not, the Mexican election provides new momentum to end the drug war. But it cannot be ended without a significant shift in American public opinion and priorities. Mexico and Central America have... more ››
July 18, 2012
Technology Can Bring Down Drug Cartels
Schmidt & Cohen, Wash Post
The cartels that roam Juarez are savvy. Smugglers wear GPS bracelets so they can be tracked — the same blue dots that help smartphone users get from A to B are blipping along in the service of kingpins and their... more ››