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What Informal Economy – Drugs?

Anti-government protestors, Nicaragua. Associated Press.   Nicaragua is the poorest Central American country on the brink of a bloody brutal civil war.  More than 200 people have been killed by police and pro-government para-militaries.  Anti-government protestors have home-made weapons that fire rocks.  They can’t combat an organised, armed state force. The death toll rises while […]

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When adults won’t stand up for kids rights

Sefita Hao’uli, Manager of Tongan Government seasonal workers to New Zealand’s recognised seasonal employer (RSE) programme. Photograph: Tonga Broadcasting Commission. It’s no wonder Sefita Hao’uli looked uncomfortable interviewing for Barbara Dreaver on New Zealand Television One News, Thursday June 15th.  His darting eyes appeared to be covering up a soiled, sullied secret. Why had the […]

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Tonga is not Gangsta Parad-ICE

Sione Ngaue, a deportee to Tonga, who in America was a Crips gang member and drug dealer. Photograph: Wall, Ensor, and White. There is something mentally addictive and chronically wrong with this recurring narrative complete with pictures.  Two white men – that’s two journalists, Tony Wall and Blair Ensor – plunge into Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa […]

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Body found on Tonga drugs yacht identified

A body found aboard a yacht that washed up on a deserted island in Tonga carrying more than 200 kilograms of cocaine has been identified as a Slovak national. Tongan police say 35-year-old Milan Rindzak’s badly decomposed body was found on the 13-metre yacht JeReVe earlier this month. An international task force had been monitoring […]

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