Behind the prison bloodshed is an escalating feud between Brazil's biggest drug gangs with about 100 killed in a week.
by Alberto Maretti
Drugs25 Nov 2016 08:58 GMT
From World War II to Vietnam and Syria, drugs are often as much a part of conflict as bombs and bullets.
Portugal15 Nov 2016 08:28 GMT
Portugal treats addicts as patients, not as criminals, after 15 years of decriminalised drug policy.
Philippines28 Oct 2016 10:52 GMT
Mayor of Saudi Ampatuan was on a list of people identified by President Duterte as being involved in the drug trade.
Brazil20 Oct 2016 10:11 GMT
Sao Paulo implements a "harm reduction" programme in Crackland approaching addiction as a health issue, not a crime.
Mexico18 Oct 2016 10:07 GMT
Federal Judge Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias shot in head at point-blank range near Mexico City, but motive unknown.
Philippines06 Oct 2016 07:33 GMT
A glimpse inside the police operations sweeping the Philippines as part of President Duterte's war on drugs.
Mexico02 Oct 2016 12:40 GMT
Once a calm place, today Colima is at the centre of the drug war where cartels battle over key smuggling routes.
Mexico01 Oct 2016 09:55 GMT
Five soldiers killed and 10 others wounded after 60 gunmen ambush a military convoy transporting a drug suspect.
TechKnow25 Sep 2016 14:45 GMT
TechKnow looks at the controversy surrounding psychedelic science and asks if a party drug can help cure trauma.
Philippines21 Sep 2016 10:16 GMT
Imprisoned group says it was asked to raise cash through drug sales to fund Senate campaign of Leila de Lima.
Thailand18 Sep 2016 16:51 GMT
While Philippines kills drug dealers en masse, Thailand takes a step back from its own bruising war on drugs.
Rodrigo Duterte02 Sep 2016 10:22 GMT
Mandatory drug tests at universities seen as next step in President Duterte's battle against illegal substances.
Human Rights23 Aug 2016 11:13 GMT
The UN and the US have both expressed concern over the extrajudicial killings of alleged drug dealers.
Human Rights21 Aug 2016 12:21 GMT
A new report alleges police tortured some of the 42 suspected members of a drug cartel killed in a 2015 raid.
Human Rights02 Aug 2016 13:35 GMT
With funding cut for rehab, many of Indonesia's one million drug addicts are left with herbal and faith-based remedies.
by Sreeram Chaulia
by Stephan Richter
by Belen Fernandez
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