Drugs trade

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Two Canadians killed after tourists shot at Mexican beach resort hotel
Gunman shoots three Canadians in Playa del Carmen, with foreigners again caught up in drug cartel violence

David Agren in Mexico City

22, Jan, 2022 @2:14 AM

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Abstinence-based recovery nearly killed me – the Tories’ ‘war on drugs’ won’t work | Peter Krykant
Criminalising drug users only makes things worse. They need support, says Peter Krykant of the substance misuse charity Cranstoun

Peter Krykant

07, Dec, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans
Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctions

Jamie Grierson

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Tourists bask on a battlefield as drug gangs fight over Mexican resort town
Tulum, the jewel of the Mayan Riviera, is in danger of going the way of Acapulco, another once glamorous resort now overwhelmed by drug violence

Mattha Busby in Tulum

05, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Narco queen’: wife of cartel leader ‘El Mencho’ arrested in Mexico
Rosalinda González Valencia accused of involvement in ‘the illicit financial operation’ of the Jalisco New Generation cartel

Staff and agencies in Mexico City

16, Nov, 2021 @8:01 PM

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Ecuador: 68 inmates killed and 25 injured in latest prison massacre
Deaths at Litoral penitentiary part of wave of prison violence that has claimed more than 280 lives

Dan Collyns in Lima

13, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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‘It’s our lifeline’: the Taliban are back but Afghans say opium is here to stay
Despite talk of a Taliban ban, in Helmand’s poppy fields farmers and traders say they are not the only ones who depend on the drug to survive

Shah Meer Baloch in Musa Qala

11, Nov, 2021 @6:31 AM

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Two Cancúns collide as masked gunmen storm Mexican beach
The assault sent vacationers scurrying and raises fears that drug cartel rivalries could doom a lucrative tourist industry

David Agren in Mexico City

06, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The ‘war on drugs’ kills thousands of people like my son every year | Letters
Letters: Legal regulation of the supply of drugs rather than highly publicised seizures would be much more effective, says Pat Hudson


26, Oct, 2021 @5:29 PM

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‘I’m quitting politics’, says Rodrigo Duterte – for a second time
Fears that controversial leader is lining up his daughter as his successor

Rebecca Ratcliffe

03, Oct, 2021 @2:41 AM

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Religious rehab centres fill gap as Nigeria grapples with soaring drug use
With poverty deepening, state services are failing to cope with rising rates of addiction

Kemi Falodun in Ibadan

21, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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India seizes $2.7bn of heroin from Afghanistan at port
Heroin production has boomed in Afghanistan in recent years and the country produces most of the world’s supply of the drug

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Sep, 2021 @12:08 AM

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