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the money this year and it goes straight into the coffers as the leader said a $2.00 part people in power investigation bureau $39.00 cash for came to. fully back in doha with a look at our main stories on al-jazeera the united states and britain have condemned what they're calling harsh tactics used against anti-government demonstrators in russia more than 3000 were detained at protests demanding the release of prominent critic alexei navalny who was arrested last week. thousands of people have joined protests convoys across brazil calling for president. to be impeached over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic they're also angry about the delayed vaccination program and the end of financial aid money pay an ikea it
has more from rio de janeiro. brazil being the largest country in latin america has taken very long to start the vaccination program and then they we've seen those horrible scenes in my mouth which is the gateway to the amazon and where the hospitals had simply collapsed and there were no opposition so people weren't even dying of coded itself they were dying of suffocation and if the idea you have is that there's not a lot there's no mashable of control of what's going on there is what the recent poll were 60 percent of the brazilians said that they believed that the pandemic really was not under control now the good news is that brazil does have a system which is good at getting back scenes together it has good institutions that it has good scientists the roll out began already 500000 brazilians have been
vaccinated by the fear is that will not keep going at a steady pace also the president recently just questions about vaccines that the health of the state regulatory agency approves so it's these mixed messages which add to a lot of confusion and at the same and make people extremely anxious. italy is considering legal action against vaccine maker astra zeneca after it announced plans to cut its supply to the european union the company has reduced its offering by 60 percent for the 1st quarter of the year the bronx vaccination program is already suffering after a fire plans to slow supplies boston has more from amsterdam on what the delays mean. well these delays are real setback for the 450000000 residents here in the european union the e.u. has
a coordinated tax nations strategy for its 27 member states but it has been criticized for starting to late compared to the u.k. and the u.s. and only 2 vaccines have now been approved it's pfizer biotech and modena and now these 2 vaccines are getting really scarce in countries like germany but also it's a new spain and poland there are real delays with the vaccinations and some states have already stopped altogether giving japs to its residents but the companies are really struggling at the moment pfizer biotech is building new production facilities in germany about also an out of places to keep up with this enormous demand and the other side bag is that astra zeneca that most countries here in the e.u. e.u. has put most of their money on they have ordered millions of these vaccines and now says it has problems in its production line and 60 percent less will be delivered after the vaccine will be approved. chinese state media say
a miner has been rescued in northern china after 2 weeks trapped underground he was one of 22 caught in a blast at the gold mine in shandong province the mine was found in a different section from a group of 10 men who've been receiving food supplies one miner is known to have die it's a tropical cyclone and always has been lashing mozambique sports city of barrow which was devastated by another storm less than 2 years ago the cyclon cost less damage than many had feared but there is still a danger of flooding in the area and the u.s. justice majority senate majority leader wants an investigation into allegations donald trump planned to replace the acting attorney general with someone who would help him try to overturn the presidential election the new york times has considered pushing out jeffrey rosen and picking a lawyer who would pursue is unfounded allegations of fraud those are the headlines coming up next here on al-jazeera it's a documentary drug trafficking politics and power.
to a. in 1971 richard nixon launched the war on drugs. america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse. in order to fight and defeat this enemy it is necessary to wage a new all out offensive. washington send agents from its brand new drug enforcement administration. specializing in intelligence the da pardon of the french police and its investigations within 5 years 3010 traffic isn't dealers were arrested and the chemists of the corsican mafia fled to the french connection was dismantled. under the connection france eisa for
a. cause i spoke to last. when he has come to see us as heroin continue to flow on to the american market another drugs surface deep within the andes cocaine. fixed dreamily wrath the white powder list out the while the finance the wolf of wall street and the jet set the research lee a time magazine cover the champagne of rogers a wonderful drug that you can get high on and it's not addictive wrong. dead wrong . on june 18th 2019 somewhere in the pacific ocean.
the war on drugs is engender new leviathan invisible unconquerable prey that are nearly impossible to spot today out in the open seas a rare catch. in the underwater belly of this beast the coast guard discovers over 7 tons of cocaine bluth worth $230000000.00. when drug lords full criminal organizations reinvent themselves once more they never disappear they simply recruit pose into networks not structures they become nodes in a wider network and even the commom nodes in these networks you can take
down a c'mon bird but it doesn't dismantle the workings of the network it's. a new era for criminal organizations began at the start of the ninety's in a system where everything was exhilarating transportation communication cash flow globalization. the triumph of free trade hoped to raise borders. i believe we have made a decision that will permit us to create an economic order in the world that will promote more growth more equality better preservation of the environment and a greater possibility of world peace. in 1904 the united states along with canada and mexico inaugurated the greatest free trade zone in the world no more trade barriers and fewer border controls.
mexican factories stepped up the pace and lines of trucks at the u.s. border grew longer. 'd hiding drug cargo in the stream of vehicles became the favorite pastime of the mexican cartels implanted along the 3000 kilometer border. heroin marijuana and cocaine flowed practically unobstructed helming the country mexico's sole political party the p r i received it share of the profits oh oh as long as the traffickers take drugs to the gringos and as long as they don't challenge the state it's ok as long as they don't act against the new interests of the right to keep power as the state will not interfere with the drug trade very much.
in colombia at the head of the cocaine trafficking chain the political establishment finally let loose on drug traffickers. under pressure from the da the criminals who came after pablo escobar hunted down their shell companies were dismantled under arrest increased. to absorb losses those who'd survived counted on the mexican transporters they asked them to step up the pace. and they worked. and wanted a time they were flying convoys 7 or 14 points would take off at a time with each loaded up with nearly a 1000 kilos of cocaine and landing in northern mexico and show or they would be staged there and smoke across the border into the us. the logistics of the mexican cartels will fool proof they had the upper hand over the colombians and imposed a new division of labor the mexicans took charge of the riskiest
a most lucrative component of the traffic cocaine distribution in the united states make an assignment that i know made the bomb which must. be is almost 40 years kick . in the get out on that system now as it must perform the c.e.o. live your lives your boss at my door or camper cayley's in that than up letter the battle is to sunny yes a producer much of let. in eastern neighbors who is you know you're lazier than what. mexico got caught up in a never ending spiral of violence meanwhile colombian traffickers step back to focus on production covering entire small's a valid and with coca crops. by the end of the ninety's drug production has become concentrated in lois areas where is impossible
to unseat. colombia was the world's leading cocaine producer and another country emerged as a permanent player in the story of drug trafficking afghanistan the world's top opium producer. today 80 percent of the world's heroin is produced in afghanistan the completely illicit drug represents one 3rd of the country's revenue. from the dusty streets of its capital kabul to the highest levels a state board of afghanistan has become addicted to heroin. an addiction that was born in the eighty's in the midst of the cold war. the soviet army occupied the country's big cities and in the countryside the
russians strove to repress afghan resistance. so in the mid 1980 s. they adopted so-called scorched earth policy they decided to destroy the countryside so people could not live there and in order to do so they would burn down orchard this troy what the system poison of alice but not everyone will instead people started called the rethink opium poppy. for 10 years opium poppy funded the tribal leaders resistance to the soviet occupation what was once a marginal crop became the main source of revenue for peasants and warlords. when the russians left afghanistan tribal leaders clashed in a struggle to take power. several 1000 afghans died in there was. throughout the ravaged land one movement
channeled the anger of a people prostrated by years of conflict. the taliban gained ground. they had political objectives that didn't like drugs when they started they really were very upset with all those corrupted watch in afghanistan and they read them like she wanted to bring law and order it was the kind of law and order we lived with it was their perception show part of that was to stop opium opium us advice is haraam it's not clean. everywhere they went the taliban imposed their strict laws closing movie theaters outlawing music hiding women from view but opium was the livelihood of tens of thousands of families if they banned it the taliban rest losing support in the countryside. to build political capital the taliban started saying well the koran says that opium poppy is her and it still
has to use it but it would say as long as you produce opium poppy for dick a fuse for the infidels as long as it goes to russia or goes to do us that's perfectly fine with us. o.p.m. allow the taliban to finance their advance on kabul and the afghan capital fell in 1906. afghanistan was immediately ostracized by the international community and cut off from the world. afghanistan was around richland and there was no foreign aid. and so opium was for the knife to cut through the gordian knot of this social puzzle of how to restore economy it's an annual crop you put the seed in the ground and a few months later and got a commodity that's illicit that magically crosses all boundaries you know without
any impediment whatsoever. the taliban set up labs on their land and turned afghanistan into the world's leading heroin producer. drug money made them both thinking they could flout international no. in 1908 they granted a safe haven to members of al qaeda. but heroin could not ensure the survival of an entire country. poverty was rife in afghanistan. the taliban regime sorely needed international aid in hopes of regaining international favor the taliban outlawed opium poppy production throughout the country in 2000. peasants risk to death if they planted the forbidden seed. in just one year nearly every poppy failed in afghanistan had disappeared and the international community
and so the thing is like well you know thank you and the united states undersecretary of state colin powell actually a word of the regime i think $41000000.00 in foreign aid but there are other issues human rights the status of women. and so the un wasn't going to recognize them and so the taliban. you know in retrospect conducted an act of economic suicide. after the attacks of september the 11th 2001 the united states invaded afghanistan . in a matter of weeks the taliban were pushed back into isolated zones doomed to disappear . but patiently little by little they reconquered the land by encouraging the
cultivation of opium poppy a miraculous source of funds for the rebirth of the movement. colombian aspace. in colombia in the mid ninety's coca fields covered home stretches of land far from the cities which were now on the high surveillance. drug traffickers sought refuge in the jungles of mountains well out of the state's reach. by you suppose i. could give you more just program of the area. for territory.
a painter star most of the but it was true that we told you. of them that why police. in these remote areas are modern day far west london long to whoever had the means to take it. knowledge landowners purged columbia's land of its wealth. gemstones minerals oil rare woods. to extend their operations these large families created militias that would move populations by force colombians called them paramilitaries. with coca crops booming in the countryside drug traffickers also outfitted themselves with paramilitary groups. made up wrote they had like the air around with medical care or young men it journalling got a gallon a lot for the military's they spray less the ever the last couple of those go along
those little bases loaded told. the most the internship they were but. the paramilitary leaders gradually took control of coca production and the labs and handle connections with the mexican cartels and major international crime networks . deep in the jungle the scramble for cocoa would change the fate of another group. the fog a marxist guerrilla group fought for a fair distribution of land. active on a few fronts but with meager means they would extort large landowners and kidnap them for ransom but in the mid ninety's thought guerrillas adapted to the changing times. without rocketing americans are about to call me commuters also because
they're about. dying on the rail not acquitted of the global gag order but let all those you know critics it's wrong job it is your little call all of you sitting down the middle and so they say it's ok to cultivate coke and being good revolutionaries and trying to build a social base so they start delivering a variety of public services flush with the money they get from taxing cultivation . the fat use drug money to buy arms and ammunition but also communication tools that allow them to synchronize their various fronts and make rapid progress. the far continue their abductions targeting the very heart of the government governors deputies and former ministers were all held hostage. the guerrillas camped outside what bar they were hearing and they were outside
fairly interview end of the ninety's people were talking about the potential of columbia becoming a knockers state with the guerrillas taking power. faced with the fox growing power paramilitary groups wanted to retain control of coca production zones in 1907 all the paramilitary factions gathered under one commander . a far right militia of 20000 men the united self defenders of colombia defied the guerillas. meanwhile colombia's legitimate military suffered ambushes by the far soldiers were abducted in the hundreds. just killed during isis mafias that mean and a comment on the us here. the real sport we have this in the queue and. it has got we as parents really look at those and i mean secretary hagel as one has
seen us have to list yes. you to decide this but let's put us on the. paramilitaries eliminated their opponents. the systematic killing and led to the displacement of millions of people. the paramilitaries dictated their nose in the zones they took over areas the state could never reach. taking control of their lead to their lives on money hankel long be lost in going through i.e. and last but i mean that is 8 years until the principality allowed it they were there it was on my nose you just can't commit the much activities you must act or the our body our last ability. will be to my knowledge i thought i mean i was longing to go to rupa you know but i'm really daryn here at the moment over 100 on the border fully up to the number of only at the perimeter both. represent us here
on politico. in the early 2000 the paramilitaries were in the same position as pablo escobar 20 years earlier. it's your body. before the congress one of their leaders salvatore man crews are defended the role of his men. a few years later salvatore monk nicknamed triple 0 would admit to the murder of 300 people. didn't want you. to look at your. son but what about all of you leave it. there you. see a. salvatore man cruiser spoke to an appreciative
audience. paramilitaries controlled a 3rd of parliament columbia had failed to push traffickers out the paramilitaries had turned it into a narco state. unlike colombian traffickers the cartels in mexico never tried to take the reins of the government. traffickers except to the game of corruption orchestrated by the single party the p.r.i. in power for 70 years. in 2000 mexican shrugged off the all for a tarion reign of the p.r.i. by electing dissenting fox as president. it was the promise of a new era for mexico and the change in power reshuffle the cards for traffickers. it did break what i would call the parks mafioso and that is to say the. centrally
the understanding between the mexican state and the major narcotic rafiki in organizations that they were they were untouchable going to be torched. so it did break that certainty of that you had had for years under the p. or. the p.r.i. acted as a mediator between the cartels. once they were gone violence was the only way to weed out competitors. overlapping was soon broke out among all the cartels. there was a moment like last year. and i'll know out in the long mails what a boy are going to marry and they'll pull it out of medical power of a gun their main goal.
in this cartel war the historic bastion of trafficking the sinhala was on every front driven by the insatiable appetite of its leader el chapo freshly escaped from a high security prison el chapo guzman is one of the most successful drug traffickers ever in history and his nickname before chopper was a quick one because he was able to move drugs into the us at a very very high speed civil b.-o. in a stuffy feel would emblematic i. meet. in one are cool to them he can. chappell was also very diligent and very systematic in how to manage brutality and extortion against rivals.
clever and ruthless el chapo would have to strike even harder if he wanted to stay in the game on the other side of the country the gulf cartel recruited elite soldiers from the mexican army and created an armed wing last set us. military discipline planned operations intelligence methods were redirected with a single goal terrorize the competition and take over that territory most said just triggered one upmanship among the other cartels do you wanna see your dad wires and soon i know are all outfitted themselves with elite units scenes of horror erupted . when a parent loses their child to a terminal illness. they often feel that they've taken on the weight of the world. but mr huang is determined to find out what caused his daughter's death and brought him such heartache. the story of
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person that i knew 15 a civilian you know who you are but even here in. the world. you want your deservedly so robin a reminder of our top stories the united states and britain have condemned what they're calling harsh tactics used against anti-government demonstrators in russia more than 3000 were detained at protests demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina valmy he was arrested last week. thousands of people have joined protests convoys across brazil calling for president sonora to be impeached over his handling of the corona virus pandemic they're also angry about the delayed vaccination program and the end of financial aid monika yannick
e have has more from rio de janeiro. brazil being the largest country in latin america has taken very long to start the vaccination program and then they we've seen those horrible scenes in my mouse which is the gateway to the amazon and where the hospitals had simply collapsed and there was no oxygen so people weren't even dying of cold itself they were dying of suffocation and if the idea you have is that there's not a lot there's no national all of what's going on there is was a recent poll where 60 percent of the brazilians said that they believed that the pandemic really was not under control italy is considering legal action against that seen make astra zeneca after it announced plans to cut its supply to the european union the company has reduced its offering by 60 percent for the 1st quarter of the year chinese state media say
a miner has been rescued in northern china after 2 weeks trapped underground he was one of 22 caught in a blast at a gold mine in china dong province the mine it was found in a different section from a group of 10 men who'd been receiving food supplies one miner is known to have died to his years government has extended a nighttime curfew and ban gatherings until mid february it follows a week of protests against repression corruption and poverty activists say about a 1000 people were arrested in the u.s. senate majority leader wants an investigation into allegations that donald trump planned to replace the acting attorney general with someone who would help him try to overturn the presidential election the new york times says trump considered pushing out jeffrey rosen those were the headlines i'll be back with more news in half i can update yourself on with our stories on our web site down to 7 dot com i'll see very soon. these stations
clever and ruthless as chapo would have to strike even harder if you wanted to stay in the game on the other side of the country the gulf cartel recruited elite soldiers from the mexican army and created an armed wing law said to us. by god they were in michoacan i mean the organized crime group there they were cutting off heads of tribal court also and literally tossing them on the dance floor. i mean it was it was out of hand. in 2006 the newly elected president philippe calderon declared war on the cartels and sent the army to the front 45000 soldiers try to win back the lost territories focusing their efforts on lost say to us the most bloodthirsty of the cartels.
under the army's blows los zetas imploded into a multitude of groups they tighten their grip on smaller territories. and the violence ratcheted up a notch los zetas filmed their murders and torches in detail leaving azad on the walls and bodies of their victims. they didn't just stay involved in drug trafficking you have to pay what's called would be sold for everything so if you are running human smuggling through the territory. if you are engaged in kidnapping in the extortion they convolved annoy you have to pay they have to pay the surface . the army unable to fight on every front left this in a low a cartel to prosper by the end of the bloody wars. had expanded his zone of influence to tijuana and ciudad why has. the heresy to buy that out that these mean leave your landsea.
entrepreneur sent. in the solomon the same man who will in last for mass express but also this gallery at the scene ok our mental yeoman top the latino men 1010 minutes 20 that the was asked to gather an e-mail is there mattie was. at the start of the 2000 the u.s. and colombia also chose the military option their aberrated the most extensive plan for battling drug trafficking plan colombia $4000000000.00 over 5 years. hundreds of american advisors revamped the colombian army. bolstered by these new
means colombia turned away from its initial goal. the main traffickers paramilitaries allies of the state were not targeted. the plan against drugs became a war plan. bogota poured everything it had into fighting its main enemy the far guerrillas active in nearly half of the country is. sinking in powerless teleport made up the m.p.'s and at that we told you they're going to have directorial a considerable amount of work radios in which assigns seen that this is. one years. look we're going to get us which will be our but arctic last request to show how to get there is really lousy and. the dirty war waged far from the cameras dealt a severe blow to the far its historic leaders were eliminated in time
a process of negotiation will begin with the guerrillas. for colombia the military offensive was just the 1st step. the next stage was initiated under pressure from washington despite plan colombia tons of cocaine was still flowing into the us. the colombian government was ordered to take action against the paramilitaries. in 2006 the hard right empower practically offered them an amnesty leaving over 100000 killers unpunished. paramilitary fighters turned in their weapons to carnival music. where the gave way to bus to go and but. not to eat and keep tomatoes have see the alleged victim as nichols who steered us in the courses in the corner of the city
is one e-mail you perform one thing and a q. and a lot of good systems on us and they must by the military. because a committee hearing prelim iraq we're going to elect him whatever number one is in fiend. the biggest jolt came from the supreme court. the judges decided to open an investigation into the incestuous relationships between paramilitaries and political leaders. a large scale cleanup began. the court examined flushed out and convicted several politicians. these efforts towards justice and memory continue today in a columbia that seems to be catching its breath. violence is diminishing in the big cities and colombia is becoming a tourist destination. yet well out of sight and hard to reach
areas the same actions are carried on endlessly. after measures the. yellow would have thought a lot of the processor is like a bus that. like thousands of coca grow is this farmers in judeh eradication campaigns led by a 4 it is with the help of the da. for 30 years agent orange monsanto's glyphosate and thousands of liters of herbicides were sprayed on coca plants and ravaged entire regions. just do it when you're in them nor in what they're going to go.
we're worried about i have no one else by jim where i live booker blah. better in their bread and when he got just a on your door on his 3 hectors this grower produces roughly 70 kilos of coke a pace which earns in 10 times more than if he grew coffee. 'd to make one kilo of cocaine it takes $350.00 kilos of coca leaves $400.00 once it is transformed crosses borders is sold bulk than retail uncut all this means that same keno of cocaine sells for over $120000.00 on the streets of new york $300.00 times its base price. in colombia coca still finances dozens of armed groups they are the distant successes of the great cartels direct descendants of the paramilitary factions or fox who refused the historic peace deal in 2016. for the range of what in the new they are going
to let go and all of the telcos in them again are going to see america most likely more as it goes all board as your neck remain ali go yet another male's c.v.s. you have to get mosul and sell the stones unless you just don't complicate the fees eliminate have cornered him or the case to us it can tackle 2 other cock up when directly out of the various. courses can as it was i was called more. just living all the more the color wasn't there is a gap in there is a matter. as long as drug crop direction the taliban had use drug money to enlist thousands of fighters. in 2004 under pressure from washington president hamid karzai declared war against a pm. but
the afghan president would play against his side his authority was held only by the fragile coalition of warlords and former mujahideen who used drug money themselves to run their 5. of course there are many people in the afghan government too involved in into drug trade shamus and in the other on the opposing forces this is not a secret everybody knew it it was not very convenient in those days to talk about it because there are political allies that's west that was the logic. in 2005 in the region of helmand over 9 tons of opium were discovered in the governor's basement president hamid karzai had to remove him. without his revenue the governors militia change sides his 3000 men joined the town of and and upset the balance of power. in the region of helmand fell into the hands of the taliban who turned it into the country's leading
zone of heroin production. to cut off the taliban's main source of revenue the us beefed up its military response. u.s.b. $52.00 bombers and us of $22.00 raptor fighters bomb taliban heroin labs so there's a. an f. $22.00 fighter costs about $400000000.00 and a heroin lab which sounds fancy but it really is a a mud brick shed with some rusting tim drums an a and a cheap electric heater probably $50.00 worth of equipment. for the u.s. uses its most sophisticated military equipment and all of its part getting in and teligent and research the drones to modern term movement you know the satellite
imagery is a the b. 52 bomber which is the biggest military plane on the planet and to to attack these these these 10 bruv sheds with their steel drums it is a. i think a demonstration of the limits of coercion. that is not one case of better education has bankrupted by the insurance or significantly weakened them to made them easier to defeat people go hungry and they literally don't have anything to eat and they will protest and they will mobilize and so what happens is that the criminal groups insurgent groups like in afghanistan or in colombia get a lot of political capital people switch allegiance to them. and in fact the history of the so-called narco militancy next insurgency nexus is
that the state wins against insurgents when it stops eradicated. after 50 years of war afghanistan's capital is now home to the world's highest concentration of drug addicts. in the countryside practically one out of every 2 families is affected by heroin addiction the country continues to founder. in mexico a century after trafficking 1st began popular culture celebrates narcos and their swift rise in society. the small farmers who planted poppies in the last century in the mountains of gave birth to traffickers able to exploit every crack in the system. of trafficking organizations can afford the best lawyers
they can afford the best investment brokers they can afford the best account. and the security forces of force and are hugely out. in terms of accountants and lawyers. hundreds of millions of dollars belonging to the sinhala cartel were found laundered in the accounts of the world's biggest banking institutions. the banks all of taint illegal settlement no convictions were pronounced. reproduce a german system call from them all stubble is wrong as santa equal to none but been that is it for the level scum sell if it is known. as you would to what happened to our. south as to honda is us avoid the year when you
would be conned don't hear this elvis didn't also to keep pulled his young total production and a non-issue at it and yet none of us picked you not for sale not even a real nephew. left or the little name on there who are you chris for democracy. in 2015 chappell was caught when he contacted an actress he groaned infatuated with . one of the world's greatest drug kingpins was brought down by an amateur mistake. extradited to the united states and sentenced to life in prison or left in his wake and nebular of drug trafficking and the myth of a hierarchical cartel held by
a single man. today in mexico violence has crept in everywhere all the time yesterday's big cartels have been split up by the army which is still deployed throughout the country a myriad of small elusive groups a pair decline disappear and reform constantly. on the pacific coast acapulco mexico's crown jewel has become one of the most dangerous cities in the wild. around 30 crime organizations are active in the region.
the middle. of. may go for end. only hear your ears. is oil it doesn't. mean. the they're there for you but. what the. force. went and. for. over the past 10 years more than 40000 people have disappeared in mexico killed by criminal organizations that blindly strike extort or kidnap for ransom people who often times are innocent. it was called me or my not dumb ass me or mine or my your sick with another team go the whole year that doesn't mean dossing which will go get rid of. mary over garak
owns the land relentlessly searching for his brother's body with other grieving families he has dug up over 400 bodies over the last 5 years here just an hour's drive from acapulco. but i feel i want to the well i get a little celica but i don't mean to wear boss. was a daughter and i was the last man's the last beer when dollars it was all horse. by merrick look that up to see horse. well they say they see it as a compass he look at don't believe in the credit that i said in my east but in pursuit of proceed i'm up bored. with a set get this up by the sky an atlas both. yes i knew us he and us. put the case i don't recall the title. but us here have a whole creamy none over scandal problem in those where bill and i one of the last
a log cabin in the them that i hear a lot but i don't know why they done it to the u.k. different. that around 11 others to buy easily some of. those to me he will say 4th of july mistiness in may he will he. told us that but the winter they saw is his mass and he can muster the nice and i mean just organise as young as the market is. and there. is a look up i see that they're pro who c.c.a. they contracted to set as kitty those. let's say.
the. each mass grave must be visited by the authorities who are storing over 27000 and identified bodies as of today. a new chapter in the story of drug trafficking is opening somewhere in china a return full circle. criminal organizations have stolen yet another secret from the pharmaceutical industry. by manipulating chemicals they've managed to synthesize fenton on a distant cousin of opium. manufactured since the 1950 s. for medical use fentanyl is made without the slightest trace of poppy flour. the drug is 100 percent synthetic today these ports were the 1st bundles of opium
arrived in the 1900 centuries marked the point of departure for invisible cargo of an infinitely powerful drug fentanyl is at least a 100 times more potent than harrowing so it might take several trucks trailer trucks of cocaine to supply the u.s. drug market for a year well it might take just one cataloged to supply a small car load to supply the u.s. entire opioid market but fentanyl you can basically forget about the agriculture i mean you don't need. peasants growing opium poppies in afghanistan or in mexico or colombia you know you know need armies and warlords who are shipping opium if your is a way of chemicals the as you can you can manufacture in china and ship to mexico
and then use them to produce drugs life and all it greatly simplifies the process and it means you can base your operations anywhere so modern centered these drugs really have the potential to radically change the illegal drug trade and the politics international relations and geopolitics to surround it. fentanyl flows into a country grappling with the greatest addiction epidemic in its history. in the united states the overprescription of painkillers encouraged by pharmaceutical lobbies has caused hundreds of thousands of patients to become addicted to opiates when their treatment stops and the illusion of well being is shattered they turn to illicit markets. every day middle class men and women join the horde of heroin addicts and fall victim to fentanyl which is less expensive and a lot more powerful. fentanyl kills $30000.00 people each year in the u.s.
. this vial is a death trap for those who seek refuge from the pain of living. yet there's nothing fatal about that as long as the war targets drug trafficking rather than the causes of drug use we will live in a constantly shifting maffia environment the world of drugs was created by our so seattle choices and our economic system the only solution is to change it. not everyone's enjoying the wintry weather of late but some will be those who can go up in the mountains of lebanon we're now see this scene covering the trees covering the mountains it's properly lay down and if you can go skiing well it's good to skiing will be good and the skies are open and blue knots true from turkey
east was through iran the way science to the sas coast of a man very few shall if any around anymore the shamali is blowing is weakening so tempers will rise a little bit in there are by both day and night but there's precious little else to talk about rush hours creeping into turkey again but that's not exactly an usual. the hazards of violent weather recently further south you know that's a tropical cyclone and it was it made landfall just south of barrier is pretty widespread flooding need to waist deep i think this is the other side of the river from bayer itself but that's just an example the winds died down there you can't really cover it is a cogent storm once well so we were watching throughout sunday and monday the amount of rain this could for produce more flooding that would be true for central and southern mozambique for sudden zimbabwe bits of us one and this eastern side of south africa both on sunday and monday those are going to be slow moving thunderstorms there be an awful lot more flooding yet to come.
talk to our own troops there are we. in a case where some of these companies are compensated civilians or we listen to the only music you hear is. the most beautiful music in the world is silence we meet with global news makers and talk about stories that on the edges their own. when all that seems to matter is the headline and always 2 sides to a story when narratives and counter narratives obscure reality the leader on the one hand the enemy is all believe they're on the other hand the listening post drips away the spin what kind of reporting if you can see on the ground misinformation is right lays bare the bias a lot of people believe things because they want to believe them done covers the uncomfortable truths do you think they did enough to scrutinize the case for war listening post on al-jazeera.
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