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This map shows how much cocaine is being consumed around the world

Cocaine is one of the most widely spread and consumed Class-A drugs on the planet. Cliched stereotypes of the drug would associate it with hedonistic elitists and expensive parties. However, if you've been to university and moved in certain circles there is a pretty strong chance that you've encountered the...

Colombia Must Protect Community Leaders in Conflict Zones like Tumaco

Washington, DC — On October 17, unidentified perpetrators killed Jairo Cortes, a prominent leader of Afro-Colombian community groups in Tumaco, Nariño department, one of Colombia’s most conflict-ridden areas. Cortes was one of the leaders of the Afro-Colombian Community Council of Alto Mira and Frontera, and also helped support work that...

Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has formally put the Premier League club up for sale and is hoping to complete a deal by Christmas. Ashley's decade-long reign appears to be entering its final weeks, with the businessman prepared to entertain a deal involving staggered payments if it attracts the right...

The Media Really Has Neglected Puerto Rico

While Puerto Rico suffers after Hurricane Maria, much of the U.S. media (FiveThirtyEight not excepted) has been occupied with other things: a health care bill that failed to pass, a primary election in Alabama, and a spatbetween the president and sports players, just to name a few. Last Sunday alone, after President Trump’s tweets about the NFL, the...

Is Ecuador’s ‘Pablo Escobar’ a Member of Colombia’s FARC?

A jailed Ecuadorean drug capo is claiming to be a member of Colombia's demobilized FARCguerrilla group in order to receive judicial benefits offered to former fighters under a 2016 peace agreement. But simply appearing on the FARC's membership list may not be enough to prove association with the group, raising questions about how...


Presidential Determination No. 2017-12 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2018 Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the following countries...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2017

  10. Malta Glorious pink and gold sunsets. Sapphire blue waters. Centuries-old cities made of honey-hued stone. Vertiginous white cliffs rising from the sea. This is just a taste of the beauty Malta offers to those who live here. And it’s only one small part of what makes it such...

Medellin vs Pereira vs Bucaramanga: 3 Cities of Eternal Spring

Medellín vs Pereira vs Bucaramanga, which is the best city to live in? Medellín is known as la ciudad de la eterna primavera (the city of eternal spring). But there are two other cities in Colombia with similar climates to Medellín, which can also be called cities of eternal spring: Pereira and...

The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask

Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot. An uprising is brewing in Venezuela. Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to vent fury at...
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