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Nobel Prize Economists Call for End to War on Drugs
World  (tags: world, drug war, government, politics, prisons, society, corruption, violence, crime, ethics )

Carrie
- 419 days ago - theverge.com
Five Nobel Prize-winning economists are calling for an end to the global war on drugs and a shift over to policies that focus on public health.
Fear a Way of Life in Mexico's Deadliest City
World  (tags: Mexico, government, drug war, drug cartels, violence, conflict, crime, corruption )

Dee
- 2031 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - "Not one person murdered yesterday," Ciudad Juarez's leading newspaper proclaimed in a banner headline.
Why Ecuador and South America Despise the USA's "War on Drugs"
World  (tags: South America, ecuador, Drug war, usa )

Lone
- 2110 days ago - naturalnews.com
The U.S. "War on Drugs" is despised by almost everyone except for those who benefit from it (the DEA, prison corporations, paramilitary contractors, etc.). In South America, the War on Drugs is especially disliked for many good reasons
Violence-Plagued Mexico Sees Hope in US Border Plan
World  (tags: world, violence, mexico, america, economy, marijuana, obama, law, government, drug war, narco-terrorism, freedom, culture, crime, rights, corruption, politics, war, medicine, drugs, consumers, civil rights, health )

Tom
- 2289 days ago - reuters.com
U.S. officials announced a $184 million program to add 360 security agents to border posts and step up searches for smuggled drugs, guns and money, as Mexico's spiraling drug war seeps over the border into the United States.
Mexican Drug Wars Now Worse Than Iraq
World  (tags: world, violence, mexico, america, Iraq, economy, marijuana, obama, law, government, drug war, narco-terrorism, freedom, culture, crime, rights, corruption, politics, war, medicine, drugs, consumers, civil rights, health )

Tom
- 2289 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Mexican drug cartels are as heavily armed as America's enemies during the Iraq war and are extending their bloody conflict into the United States, say security experts. Armed with rockets and grenades, they've brought death and chaos south of the border.
Drug Gangs Are Winning The Arms Race
World  (tags: world, violence, mexico, america, economy, marijuana, obama, law, government, drug war, narco-terrorism, freedom, culture, crime, rights, corruption, politics, war, medicine, drugs, consumers, civil rights, health )

Tom
- 2296 days ago - latimes.com
Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals.
The Success of Drug Decriminalization in Portugal
World  (tags: world, economy, marijuana, pot, joint, obama, law, government, drug war, narco-terrorism, freedom, culture, crime, rights, corruption, politics, war, medicine, drugs, consumers, civil rights, health )

Tom
- 2296 days ago - salon.com
There is a growing worldwide recognition that, strictly on empirical grounds, criminalization approaches to drug usage and especially the "War on Drugs" are abject failures because they worsen the exact problems they are ostensibly intended to address.
Destroy Cartels With "Genius Bomb" of Marijuana Legalization
World  (tags: world economy, drug war, narco-terrorists, government, crime, corruption, politics, war, freedoms, jail, prison, freedom, civil rights )

Tom
- 2296 days ago - azcentral.com
Consider the impact of eliminating the most profitable product the cartels sell. "Marijuana is the Mexican cartels' cash crop, the cash cow," says Brittany Brown of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Washington office.
What If We Legalized All Drugs? We Could Save $50 Billion!
World  (tags: world economy, drug war, narco-terrorists, government, crime, corruption, politics, war, freedoms, jail, prison, freedom, civil rights )

Tom
- 2318 days ago - articles.moneycentral.msn.com
Every year, about 2 million people in the U.S. are arrested for drug offenses, including using or selling marijuana, heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine. A third of the country's prisoners are held on drug charges or for crimes attributed to drug abuse.
Narco-Terrorism: Obama's Mexican Challenge
World  (tags: world, borders, beheadings, narco-terrorism, drug war, politics, government, crime, death, corruption, violence )

Tom
- 2318 days ago - moneyweek.com
There's a wave of barbarity heading toward the US. America is fixated on Iraq and Afghanistan, but a greater global security risk to America is the threat of the collapse of Mexico caused by narco-terrorism - intimidation and violence by drug traffickers.
Latin America: Citing Human Rights Abuses, Mexican Official Calls for Pulling Army Out of Drug War
World  (tags: <exico, Drug war, failed, abuses, human right's violations, rape, robbery, torture and murder, violence, 'warcrimes', corruption, crime, deaths, freedoms, HumanRights, government, military, politics )

Barb
- 2831 days ago - stopthedrugwar.org
Mexico's top human rights official called last Friday for an end to the use of the Mexican Army in President Felipe Calderon's war against powerful drug trafficking organizations. The army has committed numerous human rights violations, he said, including
   

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