Thursday, April 28, 2011

30% of crops in Mexico are mixed with marijuana and poppies

30% of cultivated land areas in Mexico are a legal product crops mixed with marijuana or opium, on Tuesday reported a Mexican senator who proposed a legal reform to encourage farmers to convert these crops. “30% of the crops are mixed with drugs with a legal culture,” he told the full Senate chamber

http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/30-crops-mexico-mixed-marijuana-poppies/

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Springtime is Over

Springtime is over in the Land of Eternal Spring (Guatemala).  The heat is on in Eastern Guatemala.

As I write this, the heat index stands at 43 degrees C (109F).  And it will get hotter still over the next two months while we pray for the rainy season to begin around June / July and give us occasional breaks from the heat.

Thursday night looks like it might bring such a break, at least during the night.  A cold front is leaving Texas and heading south over the Gulf.  It may arrive late Thursday and trigger thunderstorms and rain, possibly heavy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

INTERPOL-led operation in Americas nets fakes worth 200 million dollars

Fake goods worth more than USD 200 million have been seized and nearly 1,000 people arrested in a series of operations co-ordinated by INTERPOL across South America targeting organized criminal counterfeiting networks.

http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/interpol-led-operation-americas-nets-fakes-worth-200-million-dollars/