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Drug education doesn't work well, here's part of the solution

Last year I wrote a paper (“A Flawed Solution, a Persistent Problem”) about a concrete solution to the War on Drugs, painting it as a failed solution to a legitimate problem, that we need to solve in a better, more humane way. 478 more words


Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels

Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years. We might think this has nothing to do with us, but in fact we are all complicit, says Yale professor Rodrigo Canales in this unflinching talk that turns conventional wisdom about drug cartels on its head. 23 more words

Rhett Butler and the War on Drugs

Prohibiting the consumption of any good is always likely to have undesirable effects. One typically unintended consequence is the tendency for less costly varieties of the good to disappear in favor of expensive variants, which provide rewards to suppliers that better compensate for the legal risks inherent in their trade. 160 more words

10 shocking examples of police killing innocent people in the war on drugs

 Many innocent victims have become collateral damage in our pointless, destructive drug war

Source: Salon, by Alex Henderson, August 2013

In a democratic republic, the “innocent until proven guilty” concept is supposed to be sacrosanct.  943 more words


Tomorrow is the International Day of the Disappeared. Mexican families draw attention to the fate of their relatives

August 30th is the International Day of the Disappeared. This day raises awareness of the fate of individuals whose whereabouts is unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives in cases of involuntary disappereances because of armed conflict or authoritarian regimes. 55 more words

The Disappeared In Mexico

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's chief assassin freed from jail

Source: Reuters, by Helen Murphy and Julia Symmes Cobb, Aug 26, 2014

BOGOTA – One of Colombia’s most feared drug cartel assassins walked free on Tuesday after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar during the cocaine trafficking heyday of the 1980s, police said. 117 more words

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