5 Takeaways From UN Global Report on Cocaine 2023
A report on the global cocaine trade has revealed how cocaine purity is rising in Europe and how Africa is struggling to stop a flood of the drug.
Australia and New Zealand are the most expensive cocaine markets in the world. For the Sinaloa Cartel, it's worth the trek.
Coca cultivation remains concentrated in the Andes, but escalating seizures suggest it could eventually be successful elsewhere.
InSight Crime reviews Latin America and the Caribbean's cocaine seizure date from 2022 to find out what it reveals about regional trafficking.
The US State Department's annual narcotics report sees coca cultivation spreading, while Colombia remains the top cocaine supplier to the US.
The movie Cocaine Bear has a surprising connection to Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, especially how they trafficked drugs to the US.
The conviction of Genaro García Luna is a big victory for US law enforcement institutions. But problems remain in the US-Mexico partnership.
Wilder Emilio Sánchez Farfán, alias “Gato Farfán” helped develop Ecuador's credentials as a drug trafficking hub.
Guatemala is dealing with the rapid expansion of coca leaf plantations, but there is little evidence the country is becoming a cocaine producer.
Colombia's negotiations with a range of criminal groups, as part of the Total Peace plan, will be complicated by record cocaine seizures.
Corrupt Navy troops in Ecuador can be highly useful for drug traffickers, either to protect cocaine shipments or to simply let them pass.
A string of large cocaine seizures in Jamaica suggests the island is becoming a central hub for trafficking to the United States and Europe.
The trial of Mexico’s former top public security official will reveal shortcomings in the fight against organized crime.
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