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    Default Cocaine is king on Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast

    This article from Reuters (http://tinyurl.com/yvjwtw) discusses the situation on Nicaragua's East Coast.

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    I have wondered what can the government really do about this. All the money they put into the community and the people are pennies to what the runners can offer.

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    The story I hear from locals is coke washes up as flotsam (or is it jetsam?), someone scoops it up and sells it, then buys a new house and throws a huge party.

    It would seem that if they're so impoverished, they can't afford to buy it and use it. Instead, they are middlemen. And since drug profits wouldn't be reported as income they won't show in the poverty figures. Funny how everyone I saw seemed busy with some sort of work and generally contented.

    Thus the image of the Dangerous Atlantic Coast as a drug-infested hell hole is perpetuated . . .

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    Default cocaine.

    If you wanna hang out youve got to take her out; cocaine.
    If you wanna get down, down on the ground; cocaine.
    She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; cocaine.

    If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; cocaine.
    When your day is done and you wanna run; cocaine.
    She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; cocaine.
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    Well, I have been around long enough to see changes and let me tell you that in the 80's maryjane was king and everyone in and around Bimini was smuggling it.

    (I've done my share of smugglin, I've run my share of grass....made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast....never meant to last, never meant to last). Thank you Jimmy!

    And Bimini was dirty and run down.

    Then the US and technology made it difficult to operate out of the Bahamas.

    And guess what happened? They started to clean the streets in Bimini, they built more hotels, markets, and marina's and guess what?

    The economy changed from drugs to tourists in about 5 years.

    Bimini went from a thirld world shithole to a nice clean place that you wanted to come back to and fish and visit and bring your family.

    Now the dumbass politicians are taxing anything that looks like a boat from the US and guess what?

    Boaters are saying f/u, I'm going to the Keys.

    (When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?) Thank you Kingston Trio.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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