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Afghan opium: License to kill

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Afghan opium: License to kill

Afghan opium: License to kill Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Asia Times, February 1, 2006.   In June 1906, Charles Henry Brent, the first Protestant Episcopal Church bishop of the Philippines and a staunch opponent of the opium trade, wrote to president Theodore Roosevelt to ask for the United States to call an international conference to enforce anti-opium
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Myanmar’s Wa: Likely losers in the opium war

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Myanmar’s Wa: Likely losers in the opium war

Myanmar’s Wa: Likely losers in the opium war Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Asia Times, January 24, 2003. Illicit opium production occurs predominantly in Asia, although opium and heroin are also being increasingly produced in Colombia and Mexico. While post-Taliban Afghanistan has regained its position as the first producer of illicit opium in the world (see The ironies
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The ironies of Afghan opium production

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The ironies of Afghan opium production

The ironies of Afghan opium production Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Asia Times, September 17, 2003   Driven by war, poverty and chaos, Afghanistan’s opium production in the wake of the ouster of the Taliban regime is dramatically increasing and seems to be the only avenue by which many Afghans can make a living. Indeed, in a country
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