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El Chapo’ leaves a void in his Mexican hometown

Badiraguato, Mexico | AFP | The downfall of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has done little to diminish his drug cartel’s power, but locals say it has had a devastating effect in one place: his remote and lawless hometown, Badiraguato. “El Chapo” was born 61 years ago in this small, dusty …

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BBC journalists released on bond, Sserwanja at CPS

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three journalists working for the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), a driver and a Ministry of Health (MOU) communication officer have this morning been released on Police bond. NBS television journalist Solomon Sserwanja has also handed himself in to police. The journalists who include: Godfrey …

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Government launches 5 year refugee health plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Estimated to cost $583.4 million, the Ministry of Health on Jan.25 launched the Health Sector Intergrated Refugee Response Plan 2019 – 2024 in which they will provide drugs, infrastructure and cater for human resources for health in refugee camps and the host community. Speaking at …

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Nigerians’ drugs use more than twice global average: study

  Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | One in seven Nigerians uses drugs, more than twice the global average, according to the country’s first major national drug-use survey published on Tuesday. The survey, conducted by the Nigerian government, the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC), said an …

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Secrets, threats and controversy: Month One of El Chapo trial

New York, United States | AFP | From documents under seal and accomplices with colorful nicknames to suspicions about his wife and surreal details about his high-flying lifestyle, the first month of the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been loaded with twists and turns. …

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US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb

Tampa, United States | AFP | Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday. The drug overdose rate rose 9.6 percent compared to 2016, …

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Judge denies El Chapo-wife embrace, deems too risky

New York, United States | AFP | The US judge overseeing the New York trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ruled Thursday that the notorious drug baron could not hug his beauty queen wife, as requested, just before opening statements are to begin. Guzman has been held in solitary confinement …

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El Chapo faces biggest US drugs trial

New York, United States | AFP | Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States. The mammoth trial in Brooklyn, …

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