Meth Plague Hits Bangladesh

The rural marshlands of Bangladesh have become the latest part of the world to be hit by the unhappy global plague of methamphetamine use. More and more of the country’s struggling peasants are taking to “yaba,” little pink sugar-coated pills made from caffeine and meth that are flooding in from neighboring Burma. Annual seizures of yaba in Bangladesh Read more about Meth Plague Hits Bangladesh[…]

Latest Israel-Palestine Problem: Marijuana

Generally speaking, the United States tries to distance itself from Hamas. And since the U.S. is the chief supplier of arms and foreign aid to Hamas’s antagonists in Israel, the feeling of enmity is entirely mutual (no matter how many keffiyehs and Palestinian flags are spotted on American college campuses).  But the Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist Read more about Latest Israel-Palestine Problem: Marijuana[…]

Drug Trafficker Says He Bribed Honduran President and Son

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who led a violent Honduran drug trafficking organization has told a federal court in New York that he bribed a president of the Central American country. Devis Rivera Maradiaga, a onetime leader of a gang known as the Cachiros, made the allegation while testifying Monday in a pre-sentencing hearing Read more about Drug Trafficker Says He Bribed Honduran President and Son[…]

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