Browsing: central america

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Rain forests around the world are rapidly disappearing due to illegal logging, the growth of palm oil plantations, the clearance for cattle ranching and other forms of commercial agriculture.
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After covering drug trafficking and violence in Latin America since 2001, I look through endless photos and videos and ask myself what would be its single most iconic image? — one that people could look at in a hundred years and understand.
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Mexico's capture of Miguel Ángel Treviño—who authorities say ran the Zetas drug gang with such ferocity that he'd sometimes boil enemies alive in grease—leaves the government a key challenge: How to dismantle the rest of the decentralized cartel.
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Latin American leaders have called for a new approach to the war on drugs, saying the current drive to crush powerful cartels has failed to reduce consumption.
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