Brazil election boosts environmental violators to high office in Amazon: 100+ of the candidates are on regulator’s "dirty list" for violations ranging from cocaine trafficking to deforestation & slave labor
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New York prosecutors have indicted Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard in connection with an investigation into allegations that he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozen of girls and women for years.
The nine-count charge from New York's southern borough also accuses 79-year-old Nygard of extortion and other crimes.
The class action lawsuit alleges that Nygard used his company, the bribery of Bahamian officials and "significant influence over the fashion industry" to recruit victims in the Bahamas, the US and Canada.
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"Our collective failure to control either drug abuse or drug trafficking has taken an enormous toll on people," the report said.
Since the early 2000s, the United States has pumped around $ 11.6 billion into Colombia under a policy called Plan Colombia. It was an attempt to stifle supplies of cocaine destined for the United States consumer market and crack down on rebel groups, riots, and a mix of organized crime outfits that profited from the trade and whose violent tactics threatened stability in the region.
Even if U.S. voters seem open to decriminalizing drugs domestically, the challenge of separating the thriving international cocaine trade from violent organized crime groups in countries like Colombia and Mexico will be renewed by President-elect Biden's new administration overseas considered.