Al Jazeera Selects

Drugs: Cannabis country, heroin fix and India's addicts

Three short docs about prescription drugs in India, a cannabis connoisseur in Uruguay and heroin addiction in Tanzania.

Human Rights

Philippine police 'dumping bodies' of drug war victims

Local fishermen tell Al Jazeera they have been hired by authorities to dispose of bodies as 'trash' in the Manila Bay.

Opinion

Why Jokowi's war on drugs is doing more harm than good

Following Duterte's violent approach to drug trafficking will not solve Indonesia's drug problem.

Claudia Stoicescu

by Claudia Stoicescu

Claudia Stoicescu

Asia Pacific

Indonesia president: Police should shoot drug dealers

Joko Widodo supports increasing use of force against suspected drug traffickers as country faces 'narcotics emergency'.

Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers

Latin America

At least 14 dead in gun battle between Mexican gangs

Mexico is experiencing its highest murder rate in at least 20 years as splintered drug cartels battle over territory.

At least 14 dead in gun battle between Mexican gangs

Asia Pacific

Bali deports Australian after 12-year drug saga

Media frenzy follows departure of Schapelle Corby, whose imprisonment for drug smuggling riveted her homeland.

Bali deports Australian after 12-year drug saga

Philippines

White House defends invitation to Philippines' leader

US official says President Trump's invitation to Rodrigo Duterte to the White House is mostly about North Korea.

Donald Trump called Rodrigo Duterte to affirm alliance

Opinion

Why is coca production on the rise in Colombia?

After countless reforms and billions of investment eradicating coca cultivation is still a great challenge for Colombia.

Ross Eventon

by Ross Eventon

Ross Eventon

Rodrigo Duterte

The lawyers on the front line of Duterte's drug war

Efren Morillo's case marks the first significant legal challenge to the deadly crackdown on drugs in the Philippines.

The lawyers taking on Duterte over his 'war on drugs'

Science

US: 21,000 drug cases could be tossed on false evidence

Former police chemist falsified tests, which could lead to biggest 'dismissal of criminal convictions in US history'.

Massachusetts: 21,000 drug cases could be dismissed

Asia Pacific

Duterte allies seek power to postpone village elections

Duterte allies cite war on drugs in move to postpone local elections that would vastly extend the president's powers.

Duterte allies seek power to postpone village elections

Latin America

Second day of Mexican prison riot leaves two dead

Prisoners set mattresses ablaze in protest against new X-ray machines being used on women entering the jail.

Second day of Mexican prison riot leaves two dead

Latin America

Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

A growing gang war over drugs is fuelling bloodshed in Brazil's neglected and overcrowded prisons.

Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

Philippines

Philippine VP blasts Rodrigo Duterte's 'war on drugs'

Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to 'defy incursions on their rights' as she denounces president's bloody anti-drug war.

Philippine VP: Bullets can't stop illegal drug use

REWIND

Deadliest beat: Reporting on Mexico's war on drugs

The inside story of Mexico's drug war as seen through the work of two newspapers in Sinaloa state back in 2011.