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    Catch of the day: Cocaine


    A Nicaraguan town owes its existence to cocaine tossed overboard by traffickers fleeing US Coast Guard patrols. Photo / Richard Robinson

    At first glance, Bluefields in Nicaragua looks like any other rum-soaked, Rastafarian-packed, hammock-infested Caribbean paradise. But Bluefields has a secret.
    People here don't have to work. Every week, sometimes every day, 35kg sacks of cocaine drift in from the sea. The economy of this entire town of 50,000 tranquil souls is addicted to cocaine.
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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/oceans/new...ectid=10491443
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    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    Catch of the day: Cocaine


    A Nicaraguan town owes its existence to cocaine tossed overboard by traffickers fleeing US Coast Guard patrols. Photo / Richard Robinson

    At first glance, Bluefields in Nicaragua looks like any other rum-soaked, Rastafarian-packed, hammock-infested Caribbean paradise. But Bluefields has a secret.
    People here don't have to work. Every week, sometimes every day, 35kg sacks of cocaine drift in from the sea. The economy of this entire town of 50,000 tranquil souls is addicted to cocaine.
    read more:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/oceans/new...ectid=10491443
    Owes it's existence? Don't they realize Bluefields has been around for nearly half a millenium?
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Doc View Post
    Owes it's existence? Don't they realize Bluefields has been around for nearly half a millenium?
    Maybe they meant "subsistence"?
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Default Re: la langosta blanca - the white lobster

    Not only that, they say, "rum-soaked, Rastafarian-packed, hammock-infested Caribbean paradise," like it's something bad. Journalistic malpractice. Bloody Kiwis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Not only that, they say, "rum-soaked, Rastafarian-packed, hammock-infested Caribbean paradise," like it's something bad. Journalistic malpractice. Bloody Kiwis.
    Toni Solo, maybe?
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Well, it wasn't Zmag, so it's hard to say...

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    Default Give me a break

    The article is totally inaccurate, for example our roulette ALWAYS pays 36 to 1, no matter the currency.
    The story is a collection of different drug related stories from the entire atlantic coast. I know for a fact that the Moravian and Catholic bishops who reside in Bluefields have fought tirelessly against illegal drug trafficking and have the history to prove it. The ministers who were supposedly involved in the business were in Sandy Bay in the RAAN and have since been removed.

    Bluefields is a poor but decent town that is trying to improve infrastructure, health care and employment. There is a good deal of hope for positive change with the new mayor, (who is also the most respected physician in town), Harold Bacon.
    You'll excuse me, gentlemen. Your business is politics, mine is running a saloon.
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    Default Re: la langosta blanca - the white lobster

    Yeah I had heard of the white lobster and went on a search and came up with several stories and just posted one. I felt that as always, a journalist goes out on a story, spends a little time there and then writes like an expert on the whole place. I did find it strange that the church would take money from someone that was hurting society. Most churches that I have seen always want to take the high road and make a stance.

    Anyway, it is nice that you guys that are in it can correct this story.
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