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Helen Redmond

US & Canada

Portugal and the drug war

The decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal has been a success, but austerity measures may threaten drug treatment.

Politics

Health care and the Ron Paul redux

In the US, 45,000 people die every year because they cannot afford basic medical services, according to a Harvard study.

US & Canada

Supermax prisons: 21st century asylums

Solitary confinement in the new dungeons of the US trigger mental illness in prisoners.

Politics

Afghanistan's war on 'agriterror'

The narcotics trade thrives in Afghanistan, but why are poppy lords not prosecuted with the same zeal as the Taliban?