Mapping the impact of illicit cigarettes

By Te-Ping Chen

Mapping the impact of the contraband cigarettes trade is no mean feat. Our story today, "Canada’s Boom in Smuggled Cigarettes," took months

Canada's boom in smuggled cigarettes

By William Marsden

Gary Godelie has been a tobacco farmer most of his life, struggling to keep alive a family farm that produces what most everyone agrees is a

Big tobacco’s New York black market

By Marina Walker Guevara and Kate Willson

How America’s top cigarette firms fueled a billion-dollar underground trade


By Te-Ping Chen

Tobacco sales take off in cyberspace

The secret factory: Take an undercover tour of Baltic Tobacco


Take an undercover tour of Baltic Tobacco

The expert: watch an interview with Luk Joossens


Watch an interview with Luk Joossens

The expert: listen to John Colledge


Listen to John Colledge

The undercover cop: listen to ex-FBI agent Tom Zyckowski


Listen to ex-FBI agent Tom Zyckowski


By Marina Walker Guevara

Tobacco is the most widely smuggled legal substance, and it's trafficking fuels organized crime and corruption

Smoking dragon, royal charm

By Te-Ping Chen

A tale of four FBI agents, 62 Chinese smugglers, and a billion bogus cigarettes

The lawsuit: read how Gallaher smuggled


Read how Gallaher smuggled

The team


Find out about the people who helped make Tobacco Underground

Made to be smuggled

Russian contraband cigarettes ‘flooding’ EU

Going undercover

Inside Baltic Tobacco’s smuggling empire

‘The guy in the wheelchair'

By Kate Willson

How an El Paso smuggler moved a half-billion cigarettes across America

Blame the distributor

By Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu

How Gallaher stayed in the smuggling game

How to get away with smuggling

By William Marsden

Canada’s billion-dollar deal for big tobacco


By Devin Varsalona

This Johns Hopkins-affiliated nonprofit trains healthcare providers to give care abroad

Academy for Educational Development

By Devin Varsalona

Academy for Educational Development's partnership with the U.S. government allowed them to distribute $11 million of funds

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE)

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere reaches over 7 million people in 40 countries with their HIV/AIDS programs

PEPFAR policy hinders treatment in generic terms

By M. Asif Ismail

Critics say FDA approval rule has meant greater use of high-cost drugs at expense of helping fewer patients


By Marina Walker Guevara

The HIV epidemic in Ethiopia is widespread due to poverty, discrimination, and widespread commercial sex

Fatal error

By Sarah Fort

Once again, ideology trumps good science and public health policy as Bush's global AIDS plan ignores reality and endangers women's livesFa


By Victoria Kreha

Uganda had the first STD/AIDS program in sub-Saharan Africa, but its infection rate remains at 10.7 percent

Management Sciences for Health

By Victoria Kreha and Sarah Fort

Despite MSH's close relationship with USAID, it has sometimes spoken out against proposed U.S. government health policies


By Sheetal Doshi

India's central HIV/AIDS agency, there have been 124,995 officially reported cases of AIDS from 1986 to August 2006


By Victoria Kreha

Unlike many of the countries plagued by the epidemic, Vietnam has an adequate number of health workers

Save the children

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

The organization's HIV/AIDS program — "Scaling up HIV/AIDS interventions Through Expanded Partnerships" (STEPs) — began in Malawi


By Sarah Fort

Haiti has the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the Caribbean

The team


Meet the team behind Divine Intervention