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What Will The Candidates Do To End The Unwinnable ... editorial comment
11-August-2008, United States, Huffington Post

On January 20th 2009, either the president of the United States will be a man who used cocaine, or the First Lady will be a former drug addict who stole from charity to get her next fix. In this presidential campaign, there are dozens of issues that ...

Former enemies join forces in Vietnam drug war editorial comment
03-August-2008, Viet Nam, AFP

Wearing black helmets and police T-shirts, their handguns levelled, a drug raid team inches along the outside of a compound, throws open the door, spots a man with a gun and opens fire. With the pop-pop-pop of a Glock 9mm an armed suspect is shot ...

The Big Question: Is the 'war on drugs' really ... editorial comment
31-July-2008, United Kingdom, The Independent

By Michael Savage Why are we asking this now? Because if confirmation were needed that crackdowns on drug use in the UK were having little effect, it came in a report by the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), an independent group set up to ...

Mexican military losing drug war support editorial comment
25-July-2008, Mexico, The Associated Press

This hardscrabble Mexican border town welcomed 400 soldiers when they arrived four months ago to stop a wave of drug violence that brought daytime gunbattles to its main street. But then the soldiers themselves turned violent, townspeople say, ...

Drug Czar Says U.S. Creating Demand For Drugs editorial comment
07-June-2008, United States, Fox

On Thursday, the nation's drug czar, John Walters met with federal law enforcement leaders here in El Paso to discuss recent accomplishments and challenges. Walters said progress is done by reducing supply and demand together. Last year, a record ...

Mexico army marches into drug war -- again editorial comment
03-June-2008, United States, Los Angeles Times

NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO -- Although the Mexican army has been able to quiet drug violence in some hot spots, political observers say the deployment of thousands of soldiers could undermine civilian institutions and jeopardize Mexico's evolving ...

The Wire's War on the Drug War editorial comment
05-March-2008, United States, Time

We write a television show. Measured against more thoughtful and meaningful occupations, this is not the best seat from which to argue public policy or social justice. Still, those viewers who followed The Wire — our HBO drama that tried to portray ...

Jail, prison populations rise 2.6 percent editorial comment
21-May-2006, United States, CNN

More than 1,000 inmates were added to the nation's prisons and jails each week from June 2004 to June 2005, according to a report issued Sunday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The 56,428 new inmates -- including both convicts and those ...

Mexico's Fox balks at signing drug law editorial comment
04-May-2006, Mexico, CNN

Mexican President Vicente Fox backed off a bill that would have decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs, sending it back to Congress for changes rather than signing it into law. The announcement late Wednesday came after U.S. ...

Mexico Drug Law Could Create Users Tourism Boom editorial comment
01-May-2006, Mexico, mexidata

Mexico’s new proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs would have a spectacular, if perhaps unintended, impact on the Mexican economy. As the seventh most popular tourist destination in the world, Mexico could now ...

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