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Jamaican drug lord sentenced to 23 yearsupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 09:12:00

The Jamaican drug lord who turned a Kingston neighborhood into a war zone while resisting arrest in 2010 was sentenced in New York to 23 years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Drug kingpin Coke pleads guilty to racketeering, assaultupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 21:29:00

Christopher Coke, an international drug kingpin whose arrest and extradition to the United States was preceded by a horrific gun battle in Jamaica that left dozens of civilians dead, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering and assault charges.

Jamaicans traumatized by violenceupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 12:07:00

CNN's Rafael Romo reports in May on clashes between security forces and supporters of an alleged drug kingpin.

Alleged drug kingpin arrested in Jamaicaupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 12:07:00

Police in Jamaica issued a plea for calm after the arrest of alleged drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke outside Kingston.

Hunt for Jamaican drug suspect to resumeupdated: Sat May 29 2010 10:27:00

Security forces in Jamaica plan to renew a push Monday to arrest an accused drug lord at the center of violence that has now killed 76 people, the country's police commissioner said.

Witnesses: Bodies burning in Jamaicaupdated: Fri May 28 2010 08:54:00

Security forces were burning the bodies of the dead this week in a Jamaican neighborhood ravaged by a failed attempt to arrest a suspected drug kingpin, according to residents, who said their entire neighborhood had been a war zone.

Affidavits: Witnesses ran cocaine, guns for Jamaican drug lordupdated: Thu May 27 2010 15:49:00

Christopher Coke's indictment has set off more than a firefight in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica; it's also sparked a diplomatic imbroglio that threatens U.S.-Jamaican relations.

Jamaica violenceupdated: Thu May 27 2010 15:49:00

Michael Holmes talks to Laurie Gunst about the drug posse in Jamaica.

OAS body raises concerns over Jamaica as death toll risesupdated: Thu May 27 2010 14:25:00

An Organization for American States body expressed "deep concern" Thursday over the violence engulfing the Caribbean nation of Jamaica and wants an inquiry into the unrest that has left at least 67 dead.

Cricket internationals moved from trouble-hit Jamaicaupdated: Thu May 27 2010 14:00:00

West Indies cricket officials have moved two international matches from Jamaica due to the outbreak of violence on the Caribbean island.

Jamaica violence continuesupdated: Wed May 26 2010 19:08:00

At least 44 people are dead and more than 500 are in custody following four days of violence. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Post-9/11 mood descends on Jamaican capital after gunbattlesupdated: Wed May 26 2010 19:08:00

There's a post-9/11 atmosphere in Kingston, Jamaica, local residents say, after a failed police assault on the stronghold of a suspected drug kingpin wanted by the United States.

Dozens dead, more than 500 in custody after violence in Jamaicaupdated: Wed May 26 2010 19:05:00

Police in Jamaica have more than 500 people in custody, the government said Wednesday, after a failed attempt to arrest a suspected drug kingpin resulted in violence that left dozens of people dead.

Dozens killed in Jamaican violenceupdated: Tue May 25 2010 23:14:00

At least 29 people, most of them cilivians, have been killed in Jamaica's capital amid an all-out police assault on a suspected drug lord's stronghold, the island's government reported.

Jamaican assault on drug lord leaves 29 deadupdated: Tue May 25 2010 18:38:00

At least 29 people, most of them cilivians, have been killed in Jamaica's capital amid an all-out police assault on a suspected drug lord's stronghold, the island's government reported.

Jamaica unrest prompts tourism worriesupdated: Tue May 25 2010 10:53:00

As the tourist-brochure images of Jamaica as a friendly, reggae-infused tropical paradise become overshadowed by footage of gang violence in the capital, many tourists may be wondering whether it is safe to stay on the island or go for a vacation.

U.S. issues travel alert for Jamaicaupdated: Sat May 22 2010 10:47:00

The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Jamaica on Friday, citing unconfirmed reports of criminal gang members amassing in Kingston and the mobilization of Jamaican defense forces.

Aviation safety rate: One accident for every 1.4 million flightsupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 12:02:00

Air travel has been getting increasingly frustrating, with fees, crowds and other hassles, but passengers may be glad to know that 2009 was a banner year for aviation safety.

CNNMoney: American faces FAA scrutiny after landing problemsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 20:38:00

The FAA said Friday it is heightening scrutiny of American Airlines after the carrier had three landings go wrong in December.

Flight data recorder studied in Jamaica accidentupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 12:23:00

Investigators are reviewing the flight data recorder from American Airlines Flight 331, the plane that overran a runway this week near Kingston, Jamaica, and crashed into a fence.

Witness: 'It's pretty horrifying'updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:24:00

Travelers returning from Kingston, Jamaica, tell what they saw as an American Airlines plane overshot the runway.

Dozens hurt as plane runs off end of runway at Jamaican airportupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:24:00

Ninety-one people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after an American Airlines plane overran a runway near Kingston, Jamaica, during bad weather and crashed into a fence, officials said.

Superb Gay lays down Berlin marker to Boltupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 14:34:00

Tyson Gay sent out a world championship message to Usain Bolt as he eased to victory in the 200 meters at the London Grand Prix on Saturday in a super-fast 20 seconds dead.

Athletics: Bolt eases to 100m win in Londonupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 16:22:00

Usain Bolt gave further evidence if any was needed of his superlative form ahead of the world championships with an outstanding victory over 100 meters in the London Grand Prix on Friday night.

Bolt eases to sprint doubleupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 08:34:00

The 100m world record holder Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters at the Jamaican Championships in Kingston, to complete a sprint double over the weekend. On the Road with Gavin and Kingston Rossdaleupdated: Wed May 27 2009 07:47:00

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Bolt fit for Manchester street raceupdated: Tue May 12 2009 04:52:00

Usain Bolt, who was involved in a high speed car smash in his native Jamaica last month, will be fit to run in a special street race in Manchester this weekend.

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