War on Drugs

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Fed up over the state-sponsored violence and corruption done in the name of the "War on Drugs," people gathered outside the White House and Mexican consulates in a dozen cities across the U.S. on Tuesday to protest Mexican President Peña Nieto's visit. Hundreds converged outside the White House and outside Tuesday morning where Nieto will meet...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the first major court challenge to marijuana...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Protesters in close to 50 American cities on Wednesday rallied in solidarity...

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After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population feel unsafe in their neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to grassroots art projects to fight the violence. Those with "credentials of blood" are publishing Portraits for Peace , making videos to share stories, and, inspired by street artist JR , putting up huge photographic portraits of victims to put people "in the shoes of the other."