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

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.