News of the Weird

Before starting this blog, I promised a friend I would update it minimally once every two weeks… In fact, I hope to do better than that. I know it’s already been more than two weeks since my last update. I’m working one a more substantive piece at the moment about some of what we’re up to here on the Atlantic coast. So in the meantime… here’s one of those stories that despite a serious undertone brings a smile to my face.

One of the lead stories in today’s press is of the latest “narco-submarine.” Apparently it is of the homemade variety, had four crew-members aboard and room for up to four tons of cocaine. It was caught off the Pacific coast, headed north.

This is at least the third narco-submarine found in Colombia since 2005. As a friend said, “Imagine how many of these things must be out there if they’ve found three of them!”

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3 thoughts on “News of the Weird

  1. Hey there,I enjoyed reading your recent blog on the citizens reconciliation group. I work for the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict. CIVIC is a Washington-based organization founded by the late Marla Ruzicka, a passionate humanitarian killed by a suicide bomb in Baghdad while advocating for war victims in Iraq. CIVIC believes that civilians injured and the families of those killed should be recognized and aided by the governments involved, and is working toward smart, compassionate policies for civilians caught in the crossfire of conflict.We are interested in using our expertise to help in Colombia. I would love to chat with you via email to see how we might be able to help!Best,Marla BertagnolliAssociate DirectorCIVICmarlab@civicworldwide.org

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  2. Today’s Houston Chronicle has a story about another sub found off the coast of El Salvador…see it < HREF="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/5080002.html" REL="nofollow">here<>

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