Monday, September 21, 2009

Latin American drug cartels move into Africa – The CNN Wire - Blogs

CNN provides an overview of cocaine smuggling into Europe via West Africa.

This overview covers ground already familiar to this blog's readers.

1 comment:

  1. But perhaps recent developments in Sicily will provide a new wrinkle:

    A GROUP of young women is standing up to the mafia in its Sicilian heartland by refusing to contribute towards the £130m a year it demands from businesses on the island in protection money.

    Five years ago businesses banded together to fight the mob and founded Addiopizzo, meaning Goodbye Pizzo — a reference to the notorious 10% levy imposed on the entire business community by the Cosa Nostra. At first Addiopizzo’s members were forced to remain anonymous, fearing reprisals. Now the women are coming out of the shadows.