Due to violent crime and kidnappings, the U.S. State Department warns Americans from going to six Mexican states and suggests to reconsider visiting seven others. Thirty of Mexico's 32 states have travel advisories in effect.
The so-called "cocaine hippos" of South America are in the news again. Unlike Cocaine Bear, these are not coke-snorting mammals. Several were imported from Africa to Colombia by Pablo Escobar in the '80s and now as many as 70 are being sent to Mexico and India.
Ketamine has come a long way from general anesthetic to club drug to therapeutic psychedelic. Only the authorities would use it for the wrong reasons, as in the case of Elijah McClain.
The controversy currently embroiling Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has detoured into the question of whether she used drugs while "partying" with friends captured in a video. Did she inhale "flour" - Finnish slang for coke?
The Colombian publication SEMANA is reporting Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died of a drug overdose on March 25. The band was in Bogota to perform at the Esteréo Picnic festival.