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When “a little corruption” in Mexico goes too far

When “a little corruption” in Mexico goes too far

COLUMN                                                                 By Duggan Flanakin    “Corruption is not a disagreeable characteristic of the Mexican political system,” Gabriel Zaid observed in La economia presidencial. “It is the system.” […]

Border Officers Seize Baby Spider Monkey Hidden in Truck Console at US-Mexico Border

Border Officers Seize Baby Spider Monkey Hidden in Truck Console at US-Mexico Border

BY EMG INSPIRED STAFF On any given day, officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscate prohibited goods. They can run into all kinds of “monkey business,” ranging from drugs and alcohol to firearms, prohibited food, and even plants. But what happens when officials uncover an actual monkey? On June 25, 2020, during a routine check for […]

Agents Find Another Pineapple Shipment Containing More than $3 Million in Smuggled Cocaine

Agents Find Another Pineapple Shipment Containing More than $3 Million in Smuggled Cocaine

By Steve Birr | Vice Reporter Authorities discovered a massive shipment of cocaine smuggled inside boxes of imported pineapples for the second time in week at a port in Delaware. Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigating suspicious shipments at the Port of Wilmington on Wednesday were alerted to the presence of narcotics inside several pallets of pineapples by […]

Want to Save the Elephants and Rhinos? Privatize Ivory and Horns

Want to Save the Elephants and Rhinos? Privatize Ivory and Horns

By Thomas L. Knapp “Kenyan park rangers piled up thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns to burn on Saturday (April 30),” reports Reuters, “sending a message to poachers and smugglers that their trade will be stopped.” Well, no. The message this operation sends to poachers and smugglers is “we’re driving the price up for […]