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Organization of the Islamic Conference
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World Customs Organization
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Sources Select Resources

Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
NarcoNews
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
The CIA and the Art of the "Un-Cover-Up"
cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
1998
CounterPunch
Down the decades the CIA has approached perfection in the art of the "un-cover-up". The "uncover-up" is a process whereby, with all due delay, the agency first denies with passion then concedes in pro...
Deforestation of Central America Rises as Mexico's War on Drugs Moves South
Saliba, Frédéric
Article
2014
The Guardian
Swaths of Central American rainforest are affected by 'narco-deforestation', caused by landing strips and roads built by and for drug traffickers.
Fabricated attacks by Colombian journalists mask real dangers
Otis, John
Article
2015
Comittee to Protect Journalists
In a profession climate of threats, criminals and corrupt politicians, two journalists attempted to capitalize on the situation by sending fake death threats to their fellow reporters.
Gary Webb "It Was Outrageous But It Was True"
The School of Authentic Journalism
Film/Video
2003
Narco News
Part one in a series featuring Gary Webb in his own words. The interview was conducted and filmed by the Guerrilla News Network, scholars, and professors at the 2003 School of Authentic Journalism.
Gary Webb: Vindicated
Conroy, Bill
Article
2014
Narco News
Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World.
Hollywood's Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn't Kill
Giordano, Al
Article
2014
Narco News
Gary's email arrived quite by surprise. I knew about his Dark Alliance series, five years prior, documenting the CIA's trafficking of cocaine to fund paramilitary squads in Central America. I also kne...
How Australian bank financed the heroin trade
Rainford, John
Article
2013
Green Left
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
Vulliamy, Ed
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family hav...
Millions Missing From DEA Money-Laundering Operation
Conroy, Bill
Article
2014
The Narco Sphere
At least $20 million went missing from money seizures by law enforcers, critical evidence was destroyed by a federal agency, a key informant was outed by a US prosecutor — contributing to her being ki...
Narcs Versus Big Pharma
Behind the Meth Curtain
Mokhiber, Russell
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Communities in the heartland of America are fighting an epidemic of methamphetamine labs. The driving force behind the scourge? Big Pharma.
Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills
Pilkington, Ed
Article
2011
The Guardian
An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pi...
Surprise: U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going Well
Devereaux, Ryan
Article
2014
The Intercept
A new report has found the war on drugs in Afghanistan remains colossally expensive, largely ineffective and likely to get worse. This is particularly true in the case of opium production, says the U....
The War Over Mangoes
Rector, Meredith
Article
2017
Independent Science News
Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican d...

Sources Bookshelf

The Candy Machine
How Cocaine Took Over the World
Feiling, Tom
Book
2010
Cocaine is big business, and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on an unwinnable war against it, yet it's now the drug of choice in the West. How did the cocaine economy get so huge? Who keeps...


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