Weve written a lot about Jamaican music and the connection to drug use and smuggling – including the improbable Buju Banton winning a grammy while facing 15 years on trial for cocaine (he got 10 years).
13 Mexican soldiers are indicted for trafficking drugsshortly before Mexican President Calderon meets with President Obama and blames the drug problem on American consumption.
Earlier this month President Felipe Calderon meet with President Obama to discuss the violent war on drugs in Mexico. Also, the Mexican president was expected to defend the next phase of the nearly $1.5 billion U.S. anti-drug aid known as the “Merida Initiative.”
Shortly before this meeting took place, the Mexican Army had three junior officers and ten soldiers on trial for trafficking and organized drug charges, after they were allegedly caught with over a ton of methamphetamines and 66 pounds of cocaine.