Anti-tobacco in Oregon during the Progressive Era (article)
John Dinan and Jac C. Heckelman, "The anti-tobacco movement in the Progressive Era: A case study of direct democracy in Oregon," Explorations in Economic History 42/4 (October 2005): 529-546. Includes 1930 referendum.
Alcohol and the Slave Trade in West Africa, 1400-1850
Charles Ambler, “Alcohol and the Slave Trade in West Africa, 1400-1850.” Drugs, labor, and colonial expansion. Ed. William Jankowiak and Daniel Bradburd. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2003, pp. 73 - 88.
Posted by Jon on April 19, 2006 at 03:14 PM in Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso , Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo | Permalink
Drug cartels using African connections
CNN reports (27 July 2005) from Dakar, Senegal that South American drug cartels are moving their logistics bases to West Africa, lured by lax policing in an unstable region and the presence of small, underground criminal groups, United Nations experts say. Drug cartels are increasingly using West Africa as a hub for smuggling, working with criminal networks from the region who market cannabis, cocaine and heroin in Europe and North America, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Read more here.
Posted by Cynthia on August 5, 2005 at 02:02 PM in Africa, Cannabis, Cape Verde, Cocaine, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Heroin, Kenya, Latin America, Nigeria, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Togo, United Kingdom | Permalink
'Cocaine ship' seized in Togo
BBC News reported on 8 July 2004 that a ship allegedly carrying more than two tons of cocaine was seized off the coast of Ghana, French and Togolese official say. The Togolese tugboat Pitea was intercepted by a French warship and the eight crew were arrested. The drugs, with a street value of at least $50m, allegedly came from Venezuela and was destined for Europe. Find the full story here.