War on Drugs

Jake Johnson, staff writer
Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a campaign rally on April 23, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.
As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly "war on drugs"—which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised as an " unbelievable " success—has continued to intensify in recent days with at least 60 people killed this week, Duterte raised further alarm on Wednesday by suggesting that human rights activists attempting to document the possible...
Julia Conley, staff writer
With 142 deaths from opioid overdoses per day, drug policy experts have demanded that the government increase access to treatment instead of dealing with the opioid crisis as a law enforcement issue.
Drug policy experts are critical of the praise that some have given President...
Julia Conley, staff writer
In a briefing on the opioid epidemic in the U.S., President Donald Trump depicted the crisis as a crime issue rather than one involving public health.
While President Donald Trump's briefing on the current opioid epidemic in the U...

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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."