Monday, March 10, 2008

Europe's Party Goes Through Guinea-Bissau

The impoverished nation of Guinea-Bissau was previously known for its lack of development since winning it's freedom from Portugal. Now, it can be known as a main through point for Latin America's choicest narcotics as they head toward Europe's powder crazy gliterati. It's gotten so out of control, "value of the drugs trade is greater than the national income." That's a lot of cheeba.

Anyway, fascinating how international shipping routes, drug cartels and globalization all work together to destroy an impoverished nation and simultaneously allow Euro's to party hardy.

· How a Tiny West African Country Became the World's First Narco State [Observer UK]