Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Guinea Bissau's Attorney General Receiving Death Threats

Guinea-Bissau's attorney general has received death threats

Guinea Bissau's president and army chief were murdered in March of this year.

Guinea Bissau has become a transit hub for distributing cocaine from Latin America into Europe. The value of this cocaine is estimated to exceed the country's GDP.

The March murders are believed to be drug related.


  1. I guess I don't feel too broken up about a commander risking his life for his mission. Yeah, he's a target. He knew the risks when he took the job.

    I notice that most of your coverage of drugs is about cocaine. Is it more newsworthy than others? Has it recently become more profitable for "global guerrillas" to deal cocaine rather than other drugs? Is it just in the news more often for some observer-specific reason (e.g. journalists are obsessed with cocaine for some social class reason)?

    From a military standpoint, I suppose gangs would rather have their soldiers using cocaine than heroin. Cocaine can be smoked conveniently at low purity, and might produce more aggressive behavior than heroin.

  2. The reason I primarily follow cocaine is that - as a result of the current crackdown in Mexico - it is beginning to flow in other directions.

    By following this changed flow, I uncover various other items which I find to be informative.

    Following the cocaine is, for me, an investigative tool.


    It looks like those fiendish Canadians are trying to become the new drug lords.

    I think the easy availability of maple syrup and socialized medicine must have corrupted their once-proud morals...

  4. Oh, those wacky decriminalizers ... blame it on "La Cucaracha"... or the bossa nova ... blame it on anybody but Ronald Reagan!

    Mexico decriminalizes small-scale drug possession
    By MARK STEVENSON (AP) – 16 hours ago
    MEXICO CITY — Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin on Friday — a move that prosecutors say makes sense even in the midst of the government's grueling battle against drug traffickers.
    Prosecutors said the new law sets clear limits that keep Mexico's corruption-prone police from extorting casual users and offers addicts free treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check.