Monday, June 8, 2015

Health 9 - Final Health Assignment Portfolio Blog Post

1. Find a news article/news video clip on the internet that is about a drug issue from your country of origin/a country you have lived/or your ethnic community. The news item could feature a famous person. Or, the news item could be about the police finding drugs, a drug raid, violence that has occurred because of the drug, etc. The news report or video, can be in any language! (English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, etc.)

 2. Link the news item to your blog. (Either link the youtube video, or share the link of the video/news article report on your blog entry)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/us-colombia-drugs-idUSKBN0O52L320150520

 3. Below the link of the video/news article, answer these three questions about the news item:

      1.What drug is being reported on?
The drug that is being reported on in this specific news article is the stimulant cocaine. 

      2. Write a basic 3 sentence summary of what the drug report is about.
     A small aircraft had crash landed in May off the coast of Colombia. The flight records state that the illegal cargo plane left Venezuelan airspace and was headed for Central America. The local authorities located the debris of the plane and were able to locate the illicit substance, cocaine, in what was left of the plane which was almost completely destroyed.

      3. How do you feel this drug has affected your community/society/country?
It honestly terrorizes me that this is a problem in my country, although it does not surprise me. In the complicated political state that Venezuela currently is in, there is little time devoted to the stop of illicit drug exportation. Also, Venezuela has the unfortunate luck of being surrounded by Andean nations which are large producers of cocaine and it's under-developed state makes it easy for drug lords to profit from it.


http://static01.nyt.com/images/2012/07/27/world/jp-venezuela1/jp-venezuela1-articleLarge.jpg

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