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Illegal Drug Trade in Africa

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Slideshow: Guinea Bissau. This slide show illustrates how drug-trafficking is having a destabilizing impact on security and development in West Africa. 2007. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) International drug networks have long relied on distribution centres in Latin America to smuggle cocaine out to the rest of the world. But a less publicized, highly lucrative cocaine trade has been quietly making its way to West Africa, turning the region into a key transit hub for drug shipments en route to Europe. Operating largely with impunity, this booming cocaine trade is breeding corruption and threatening security across ...
A UN report said the global drug trade generated an estimated US$321.6 billion in 2003. With a world GDP of US$36 trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as slightly less than 1% of total global commerce. Consumption of illegal drugs is widespread globally.
An Introduction to International Terrorism and Transnational Crime
2 See for example John Horgan and Max Taylor, “Playing the ‘Green Card’ - Financing the Provisional IRA, Part I,” Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1999; Svante E. Cornell, “Narcotics, Radicalism, and Armed Conflict in Central Asia: The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan,” Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2005; and Mitchel P. Roth and Murat Sever, “The Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) as a Criminal Syndicate: Funding Terrorism Through Organized Crime, A Case Study,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 30, 2007. 3 See for example Sam Mullins, ... market research, surveys and trends
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How has Cuba changed since Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother Raul? And how are U.S.-Cuban relations today?  As the U.S.-imposed Cuban embargo turns 50 this year—established the year after Castro came to power in 1959—many Americans wonder if United States foreign policy is still served by the embargo.  Historian Daniel Masterson considers the arguments on both sides of the debate, and the Obama administration’s inertia in effecting change.  An expert in Latin American civil-military relations, revolution and counterinsurgency, race relations and immigration, Professor Masterson also ... market research, surveys and trends


Reuters, June 29, 2005: Illegal Drug Trade A World Force – UN
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Annual worldwide illegal drug sales are greater than the gross domestic product of 88 percent of the countries in the world, the U.N. said on Wednesday. "This is not a small enemy against which we struggle. It is a monster," Antonio Maria Costa, head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said in an annual report. Costa offered one tale of success. The south-east Asian "Golden Triangle," once a major center of illicit poppy cultivation, could be declared opium free by 2007 thanks partly to anti-drug operations by regional governments, he said. But the overall picture ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Illegal Drug Trade 13. Sodium carbonate is then added to the mixture, causing an amalgam ... secondary destinations in South Africa (particularly Cape Town, .... taking the drug in 1999 (compared to 7.7 million in 1990 and 6.6 mil- lion in ... the use of heroin, which has witnessed a 15 percent increase in de- ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Letters: Immigration
While America thinks of oil spills and immigration and politics and "American Idol," I am thinking of my wife. My wife is in China. Yep, the People's Republic. She is the lead pharmacist at People's Hospital in Huadu (just outside of Guangzhou), China. My wife is a delightful woman -- smart, funny, in her mid-40s, just like me. We plan to spend the rest of our lives together here at my home in Milwaukie. We were married almost a year ago, but I still cannot bring her to America. I have not seen her in three months, and I will likely not see her for at least three months more. Most likely, it will be longer. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Soccer fans shun hookers for art's sake
The influx of thousands of soccer fans would increase demand on South African sex workers; at least that was the belief of a leading expert prior to the start of the 2010 World Cup. But it seems fans of the beautiful game that traveled to the Rainbow Nation have created a flop in sex-worker business -- leaving prostitutes out-of-pocket and out of work -- in favor of more high-brow pursuits. "The World Cup has been devastating. We thought it was going to be a cash cow but it's chased a lot of the business away. It's been the worst month in my company's history," the owner and founder of one of Johannesburg's ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and U.S. Policy
Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and U.S. Policy. Congressional Research Service. 7 example, may be starting to rival that of a number of primary legal ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and US - Illegal Drug Trade ...
Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and U.S. Policy. Congressional Research Service. 6 through a process in which cash earnings are illicitly exported to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Comparative Criminology | Africa - Burkina Faso
Until the end of the 19th century, the history of Burkina Faso was dominated by the empire-building Mossi. The French arrived and claimed the area in 1896, but Mossi resistance ended only with the capture of their capital Ouagadougou in 1901. The colony of Upper Volta was established in 1919, but it was dismembered and reconstituted several times until the present borders were recognized in 1947. The French administered the area indirectly through Mossi authorities until independence was achieved on August 5, 1960. The first President, Maurice Yameogo, amended the constitution soon after taking office to ban opposition political ...
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Al Qaida in Africa has linked up with the South American drug ...
If the mafia did it, and independant smugglers do it, and then the CIA does it, why wouldn’t Al Qaida also smuggle drugs in order to make significant sums of money in order to fund illegal operations throughout the world?  Let’s be realistic.   Lots of powerful organizations in the world use drugs for funding.  Even the country like the U.S. supposedly waging a "war on drugs," which is just as much a joke as the "war on terror."   Americans were once encouraged -- back in the 40s and 50s -- to blame most drug smuggling and dealing on "the mafia."   Then later, we were ...
Who is more at fault: Drug dealers or drug users? - Yahoo! Answers
I don't know about your slave angle, but drug dealers exist because there is a demand so the fault lies with the law. --- "You cannot repeal the natural law of supply and demand." - Judge Gray. (Advocate for legal pot and care for the addicted rather than prison.) --- Oldandtired: good call on Romans 4:15 Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: Looks like consensus was both There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Look at it this way - Without the need there would be no suppliers, without suppliers there will be no need. Interesting ...