101 East

Afghanistan's Billion Dollar Drug War

Afghan authorities are struggling to control the resurgence in poppy farming that feeds the habits of addicts worldwide.


Is peace possible in Colombia?

Latin America's longest-running civil war has left some quarter of a million people dead and millions more displaced.

by Belen Fernandez

Latin America

Mexico no closer to solving missing-students mystery

Relatives hold protest to keep pressure on government in the case of the 43 who disappeared more than a year ago.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Jaime 'El Bronco' Rodriguez: Mexico's new Zorro?

Mexico's first independent governor says he is committed to fight against political establishment and drug cartels.


'El Chapo' Guzman in context

Mexico's drug lord's escape from prison raises questions of US drug policy and Mexican corruption.

by Belen Fernandez

Latin America

Manhunt after Mexican drug lord tunnels out of jail

Police search for head of Sinaloa Cartel, "El Chapo" Guzman, after he escapes from high-security prison again.

Latin America

Mexican kingpin in brazen escape via elaborate tunnel

Officials say 'El Chapo' escaped through 1.5km tunnel from shower area of his cell at Altiplano prison.

Human Rights

UN chief asks Indonesia not to execute drug convicts

Ban asks for urgent moratorium on capital punishment as Indonesia prepares to execute nine for drug offences.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Ernesto Zedillo: 'Decriminalise drug consumption'

Mexico's former president discusses the 'war on drugs' and his controversial proposal to rid his country of violence.


Life-destroying 'spice' drug engulfs Russia

Moscow blames Ukraine for proliferation of new highly addictive and deadly narcotic among its youth.

People & Power

Colombia: The end game

Behind the scenes with Colombia's insurgents as they bring their 50-year-long conflict to a close.

Fault Lines

The Disappeared

Fault Lines travels to Mexico to investigate one of the worst humanitarian crises of disappearances in Latin America.


Mexico protesters torch state assembly

Masked demonstrators set on fire parts of Guerrero state legislature in protest against apparent killing of 43 students.


Mexicans burn ruling party's HQ over students

Building housing governing PRI in Guerrero state torched amid protests against presumed murder of 43 students.


Mexico: A country at the breaking point

Three months after a flashy news conference, the government was forced to revise its crime statistic

by Alice Driver