February 2, 2014

Narcos in the Mist: Cartels Move to the Jungle

Ben Wolford, Newsweek

The Associated Press

It turns out that U.S. intervention has driven traffickers away from the cities and towns of Mexico and deep into the forests of Honduras and Guatemala. There they’ve chopped down thousands of acres of the most precious forest habitats in the world to build the infrastructure their trade requires: roads, airstrips and fronts for laundering drug money. The supply lines and narco-terrorism haven’t gone away; they’ve just moved somewhere else.

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TAGGED: Heroin, Cocaine, Narcotics, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Drugs

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