The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 13rd, 2021 night edition

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Brits looking to ease their conscience over their involvement in bloody drug wars overseas are now being targeted by cynical dealers selling what they claim is "ethically sourced" cocaine.

Users have revealed a high demand for the so-called "woke coke" at posh dinner parties across the UK.

Drug policy expert Neil Woods told the Daily Mirror: "I have been shown ads for 'environmentally friendly sniff' but it's nothing but a very clever marketing ploy.

"At £200 [$435] a gram, I call it the 'woke coke con'," he said.

"I've never heard of woke coke but I can tell you, no one in Colombia produces cocaine 'ethically'.

What you call fair trade cocaine is only going to bring more greed and bloodshed.".

"'They say, 'It's fine, it's fine, I know it's sustainable, we're actually putting back into the countryside'. »

Earth's Atmosphere Is Retaining Heat Twice as Fast as It Did Just 15 Years Ago

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Now some new science lays another potential problem at climate change's feet – Earth is retaining more than twice as much heat annually as it was 15 years ago.

It is the difference between the amount of energy absorbed by Earth and the amount of energy emitted by it.

Any increase in the energy imbalance means the overall Earth system is gaining energy, causing it to heat up. »

Texas Democrats flee state to prevent passage of GOP voter restrictions

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Democratic lawmakers in Texas’ legislature are fleeing the state in two chartered flights to Washington DC to prevent the passage of Republican-led bills aimed at restricting mail-in ballots and some early voting procedures.

A coalition of members of the Texas state House announced the move in a statement on Monday.

If passed, the bills would add new restrictions for those who assist others in casting ballots, a provision criticized by disability advocates. »

Mexico president calls for end to Cuba trade embargo after protests

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers a speech on the third anniversary of his presidential election victory at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico July 1, 2021.

MEXICO CITY, July 12 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba should be ended to help its people, after the biggest anti-government protests in decades broke out on the island fueled by anger over shortages in basic goods.

Urging a peaceful resolution to the protests, Lopez Obrador said Mexico would be ready to send medicines, vaccines and food to Cuba if its government requested it. »