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Argentine prosecutor Jorge Dall Rocha officially filed criminal charges on Sept. 10 against executives of the Buenos Aires branch of the Queen's own HSBC, the notorious drug and money-laundering bank, for money-laundering and "aggravated tax evasion" of $392 million. If found guilty, the accused could serve a prison term of between three and nine years.

September 12th, 2014 • 8:47 AM

The Honduran government put two, related proposals on the table this week for resolving the immigration crisis, at an "International Conference on Migration, Youth, and Family" which it organized in Tegucigalpa on July 16-17.

July 20th, 2014 • 3:45 PM

President Vladimir Putin added a brief stop in Nicaragua for hold a quick meeting with President Daniel Ortega, between his scheduled visits to Cuba and Argentina, the first visit ever of a Russian President to that country.

July 13th, 2014 • 9:43 AM

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, released its World Drug Report for 2014, mostly covering drug production and use through 2012. Some relevant results from the Executive Summary:

June 28th, 2014 • 10:49 AM

Speaking in Rome to participants at the International Drug Enforcement Conference, Pope Francis denounced the legalization of marijuana—or any other "recreational" drug—with an undisguised reference to Uruguay's recent legislation establishing government control over production, marketing and consumption of marijuana...

June 21st, 2014 • 9:02 PM

With the newly released Financial Action Task Force (FATF, OECD, Paris) report, Financial Flows Linked to the Production and Trafficking of Afghan Opiates, forceful Russian pressure on counternarcotics and financial system complicity in money laundering has now put a challenge on the table for the U.S. and Western Europe.

July 27th, 2014 • 9:49 AM

Under Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder, the British Empire's modern Opium War has been made U.S. policy...

July 17th, 2014 • 11:47 AM

Anyone responding to this crisis in a knee-jerk "anti-immigrant" fashion—including the racist explosions that Drudge and other websites are so fond of reporting—are missing the point, and playing right into the British Empire's hand...

July 8th, 2014 • 9:04 PM

First thing after his election for a second term on June 15 in a hard-fought race, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he has convoked a conference for July 1 in Cartagena, Colombia, to promote war criminal Tony Blair, against whom impeachment proceedings are now underway in the British parliament and which could send Blair to prison for his war crimes.

June 27th, 2014 • 10:36 AM