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US: Disjointed Policy Leaves Sea Lanes Vulnerable to Drug Trafficking

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:30
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While the United States is increasingly protecting its land borders from drug traffickers with robot technology, coast guard cutbacks are leaving sea lanes unprotected, illustrating the disjointed political nature of the US drug war.


Ukraine: Tymoshenko is Back on the Political Stage After Prison

Monday, 24 February 2014 16:26
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Former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko was released from her Kharkiv prison hospital on Saturday and flew to Kiev to speak on Independence Square. Although she has had many supporters over the years, opinions vary as to whether or not she should return to power.


Mexico: They Got Shorty

Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:13
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E__ChapoJoaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel and the world’s most-wanted drug lord, was captured alive Friday night in the Mexican resort city of Mazatlan, the Associated Press reports.

It was an anticlimactic moment in a legendarily violent career that spanned decades and cost untold lives. It will be the end if police can keep him in custody.


Ukraine: Government Accused of Hiring Thugs to Attack Protestors

Friday, 21 February 2014 15:41
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Thousands of protestors have taken to Kiev’s now bloodied and charred streets to protest and demonstrate. However, not all are against the current government. Meet the “Titushki,” thuggish strongmen allegedly hired by the Ukrainian government to support the regime.


Georgia: Former Prime Minister Sentenced to 5 Years

Friday, 21 February 2014 11:56
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Former Republic of Georgia Prime Minister Ivane Merabishvili has been sentenced to five years in prison for public corruption charges in a verdict that has been branded by his defense as political prosecution.


Serbia: Local Citizens Fight Back Against Drugs

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:41
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Facebook page of the anti-drug Sveti Sava Citizens’ Association

By Milica Saric

It’s a new kind of war.

In an effort to stop their neighbors from dying of drug abuse, residents of Lazarevac, a Belgrade suburb of about 60,000, have taken on rich and powerful drug dealers by publishing the names of 44 local drug dealers over the past year.


Azerbaijan: Prize-winning OCCRP Reporter Questioned by Government

Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:20
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Authorities from the Department for Grave Crimes in Baku have summoned Khadija Ismayilova, OCCRP partner and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent, for questioning relating to what the department alleges are leaks of state secrets.


United States: 23 Convicted in Sex-Trafficking Case

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:44
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The dismantlement of a United States sex trafficking ring called Operation Dark Night resulted in 23 convictions and the rescue of 12 victims. Women were being forced into prostitution and traded between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.


Uzbekistan: Close Associates of President’s Daughter Detained

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 10:01
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Three associates of Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbek president Islam Karimov, have been detained and are being questioned for tax evasion and concealing foreign currency.


Azerbaijan: Prize-winning OCCRP Reporter Questioned by Regime

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:01
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Authorities from the Department for Grave Crimes in Baku summoned Khadija Ismayilova, OCCRP regional coordinator and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent, for questioning Tuesday relating to an alleged leak of state secrets.


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Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption
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Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”
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Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
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