White Lobsters on the Mosquito Coast

Here is an interesting article from TIME magazine about the lucrative cocaine-smuggling trade up the Caribbean coast. This one seems much more up-to-speed than some of the other articles floating around on the internet about cocaine and the coast.

Ever since the “white lobsters” started washing up on Nicaragua’s Caribbean shore a decade ago, life for some people on this isolated and impoverished coast has become remarkably more affluent and globalized, with new mansions, speedboats and lucrative businesses dealing in international trade. Indigenous communities once neglected and marginalized by the state now have the option to self-finance their own development. It looks at first glance like a rare Central American success story — but in reality it’s just another, albeit bizarre, tale of how drug trafficking is taking over the isthmus.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2063261,00.html#ixzz1KYXt29zn

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