international

Trump Demanded⁠—And Now Won⁠—The Death Sentence for Chinese Fentanyl Traffickers

China is making good on its commitment to President Donald Trump to apply the death penalty to fentanyl manufacturers. On…

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Trump Wants War With Mexico’s So-Called Drug Cartels

Nine US citizens belonging to a Mormon community in Mexico were killed on November 4 by unknown gunmen. Just a…

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The Ecuadorian Fishermen Snatched Away by US Drug Warriors

After a flood wiped out Bexy Guerrero Salmiento’s home in 2013, her husband disappeared. Just days earlier, Manuel, Bexy and…

4 months

The Death Penalty for Drugs: What Public Opinion Surveys in Asia Teach Us

One year ago, the newly elected government of Malaysia officially announced its intention to abolish the death penalty. This was…

4 months

Portugal Mayor Supports Recriminalizing Public Drug Use

Talk of drug decriminalization is buzzing in the United States as Democratic presidential candidates, like Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang,…

4 months

Listening to Marginalized Afghan Women: Stories of Survival

Afghan women whose lives involve drug use, sex work or having multiple sexual partners usually keep these parts of their…

4 months

An On-the-Ground Look at Duterte’s Bloody Drug War

Few Americans have come face-to-face with the foot soldiers—both cops and encouraged vigilantes—of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on people…

4 months

How a Misapplied Needle Exchange May Harm Incarcerated People

A needle exchange program in seven federal prisons in Canada is at the center of a heated debate between the…

5 months

Chemsex Invisibility May Explain Missing Meth Use in UK Data

Regular methamphetamine and mephedrone use is nearly nonexistent in the United Kingdom—that is, if you simply rely on the latest…

5 months

Ecuador’s Drug Decriminalization Bid Has Lessons for the World

When Rodrigo Velez received a call in 2008 asking him to become Ecuador’s new "Drug Czar," he thought it was…

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