Japan sells whale meat in vending machines
Some call it drugs, others call it medicine. Below a story where the definitions get muddled within the current legal system...
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An unprecedented criminal trial is taking place in México this week.
On March 9 2022, the defendant, José Campos, was stopped at the Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México by customs officials and members of the marines. Campos, a Shipibo-Konibo person, was traveling from the Peruvian Amazon with ayahuasca. This was preceded the day before by a member of the Murui-Huitoto community of Colombia who was also arrested at the same airport. A member of the Katukina tribe in Brazil was then arrested in June, and in September a person from the Quechua-Ashaninka community was detained. Another four non-indigenous people were arrested for bringing ayahuasca into México during 2022, and due to informal preventive detention that governs “drugs” brought into the country, these eight people remain in prison with the threat of sentences ranging from eight to twenty five years.
💩 WTF? news
🐋 Japan is now selling whale meat in vending machines in effort to boost sales.
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