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MEDVEDEV ORDERS DEEP POLICE REFORMS

From the Moscow Times. Pay rise may help a little, but massive cultural reform required. Still, Mededev trying to get that Rule of Law train back on the rails. Best of Luck!

FILMING COLOMBIA’S DRUG TRADE

Guardian hosting three freelance film-makers pieces on Colombian drugs trade. Links to first in this piece. 9 minute video.

CE N’EST PAS DU PINOT NOIR

I thought this was worth sharing primarily because its a rare example of an English newspaper printing a headline in French. Apparently some film popularised pinot noir in the US, so coops relabelled merlot and shiraz as pinot noir and sold it to E & J Gallo, who, the article alleges, have not yet complained…Nevertheless, the French courts have just fined several companies…Schadenfreude, anyone?

SGOC FEBRUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER RELEASED

You can download a .pdf from the above site. I’m struggling for organised crime stories in February. Please let me know if you come across any!

TWO MORE ARRESTED IN DRIVE AGAINST ETA

The Basque police, the Ertzainza, working with the National Police, in the biggest operation against ETA in seven years. There is a link in the article to the previous arrest of what reads like an alleged complete 5-man cell. Time to brush up that Spanish, hombres!

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