Waging peace in Colombia
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Crime
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

Costa Rica
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Costa Rica busts speedboat-using cocaine smuggling ring

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/697456391783460868 Costa Rican authorities busted a ring Wednesday that used speedboats and fishing vessels to smuggle in cocaine from Colombia and Ecuador, officials said. Eight Costa Ricans…

White House seeks nearly $1.2 billion for drug prevention, treatment, overdose response
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drugs
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White House seeks nearly $1.2 billion for drug prevention, treatment, overdose response

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – White House officials announced Tuesday that they will seek nearly $1.2 billion in new federal funding over the next two years to address the growing…

Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws
Health
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Health
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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws

AFP - January 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexico opened on Tuesday the first of five debates that could lead to changes in the country's prohibitionist marijuana laws, as a top official acknowledged…

Marine general closes career defending the organization carrying out the war on drugs
Global
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Global
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Marine general closes career defending the organization carrying out the war on drugs

Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post - January 14, 2016

MIAMI – U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly stepped down as the chief of U.S. Southern Command on Thursday, marking the end of a 45-year career that included commanding…

Univision to air TV series on ‘El Chapo’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Univision to air TV series on ‘El Chapo’

AFP - January 12, 2016

MIAMI -- The U.S. Spanish-language television network Univision announced Tuesday it will air a series later this year on the life of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El…

Mexico drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán back in jail, betrayed by biopic bid
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Crime
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Mexico drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán back in jail, betrayed by biopic bid

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 9, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Betrayed by his desire to make a biopic, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was back Saturday in the prison he escaped from six…

3 tons of cocaine seized in major Spain drug bust
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Crime
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3 tons of cocaine seized in major Spain drug bust

AFP - January 5, 2016

MADRID, Spain – In a major drugs bust, Spanish police said Tuesday they had seized three tons of Colombian cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers from Spain,…

Mexico mayor assassinated one day after taking office
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Mexico mayor assassinated one day after taking office

AFP - January 2, 2016

CUERNAVACA, Mexico -- Several gunmen burst into the home of a newly elected Mexican mayor and shot her dead on Saturday, just hours into her tenure, police said. Gisela…