Jul 19, 2010

Whack-a-mole: War on drugs

In the last post on the War on Drugs, there was an article on the expansion of the Mexican cartels to Australia. Today we have an analysis of the invasion of the Caribbean by the drug cartels and an announcement of the arrival of U.S. grenades in the arsenal of the cartels.

The Caribbean, the Fragile Third Border of the Drug Trade The crackdown on Columbian and Central American routes has caused a major shift fo drug trafficking to the Caribbean basin. Growing violence on the islands is impeding growth and social development. The effects of kidnapping and money laundering have begun to take root. Issues that make the CARICOM region susceptible to drug trafficking are not being effectively addressed or even adequately discussed. July 19, 2010, Council on Hemispheric Affairs 

Mexican drug cartels' newest weapon: Cold War-era grenades made in U.S.: "Grenades made in the United States and sent to Central America during the Cold War have resurfaced as terrifying new weapons in almost weekly attacks by Mexican drug cartels."July 17, 2010, Washington Post

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