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Thursday, August 25

100 held in Trinidad and Tobago's state of emergency

The Guardian: "More than 100 people have been detained in Trinidad and Tobago after the country imposed a national state of emergency in response to a wave of violent crime linked to drug trafficking.

The Caribbean nation declared a limited state of emergency after 11 people were killed over the weekend. The move comes amid growing concern that drug gangs are using Trinidad as a transshipment point for South American cocaine heading to Europe and the United States.