Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast
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Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - April 14, 2016

From Costa Rica's southern border with Panama north to Nicaragua, police discovered dozens of clandestine airstrips in a series of recent flyovers along the country's Pacific coast. In…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
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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…

Sean Penn regrets El Chapo interview failed to spur drug debate
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Sean Penn regrets El Chapo interview failed to spur drug debate

AFP - January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON -- Hollywood actor Sean Penn has expressed regret that the article he wrote after interviewing Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán failed to spark a debate…

3 tons of cocaine seized in major Spain drug bust
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3 tons of cocaine seized in major Spain drug bust

AFP - January 5, 2016

MADRID, Spain – In a major drugs bust, Spanish police said Tuesday they had seized three tons of Colombian cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers from Spain,…

Clash in El Chapo’s hometown leaves 2 dead in Mexico
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Clash in El Chapo’s hometown leaves 2 dead in Mexico

AFP - December 26, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexican forces clashed with suspected organized crime figures in the hometown of fugitive drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, killing two and netting 4.5 tons…

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…

If you fly between Chicago and L.A. you might be a drug dealer, according to the DEA
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If you fly between Chicago and L.A. you might be a drug dealer, according to the DEA

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - October 30, 2015

In April of this year, two Drug Enforcement Administration task force members stopped a man named Issa Serieh at Los Angeles International Airport, asked him some questions,…

‘Guzmán?’ Video casts new light on Mexico kingpin escape
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‘Guzmán?’ Video casts new light on Mexico kingpin escape

AFP - October 16, 2015

MEXICO CITY -- A hammer-like noise reverberates in Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's cell minutes before his jailbreak. Almost 30 minutes later, a guard finally arrives outside…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s new crime-fighting machine
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s new crime-fighting machine

Álvaro Sánchez and Iván Meza - September 28, 2015

Costa Rica's elite police unit has a new weapon in the fight against drug traffickers, murderers and other criminals -- The Protector. The Tico Times had exclusive…