Mapping Ganja Farms in St. Vincent

The subject of marijuana growth, distribution and use has been a hot topic in our society today.  There are many arguments both for and against the legalization of marijuana in the United States on a federal scale and ideas on how to monitor and tax marijuana that is legal in…

Drug War Vigilantes and the Rule of Law

On June 7, 2012, Posted by , In Latin America, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Drug War Vigilantes and the Rule of Law

During the middle of last month, Honduran and U.S. forces conducted a major drug bust that recovered a half-ton of cocaine in the river town of Ahuas. The morning following the raid, four homes were set ablaze by villagers retaliating against the people in their community who worked for the drug trafficking…

Addressing Drug War Migration Patterns

On March 20, 2012, Posted by , In Latin America,North America, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Addressing Drug War Migration Patterns

When thinking security threats in Latin America, one has to think about the bloody war on drugs raging in Mexico. Although Mexico is currently the battle arena of the war on drugs, Colombia previously held that position.  At the time, the United States and Colombia worked together militarily to combat…