The Obama administration's drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won't keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing punitive policies that have made America's long war on drugs widely unpopular.
After covering drug trafficking and violence in Latin America since 2001, I look through endless photos and videos and ask myself what would be its single most iconic image? — one that people could look at in a hundred years and understand.
What the U.S. government is doing in Colombia has not slowed drug trafficking, but rather, created millions more victims through fumigation and displacement
Bolivian President Evo Morales says chewing coca leaves is a cultural heritage and ancestral practice.
Steeped, chewed, or set alight in a ritual: the coca leaf has been used for millennia in the Andes for medicinal and sacred purposes. The rest of the world, however, sees it as the source plant for the illegal narcotic cocaine.
Terrorism in the name of drug war has become commonplace in Bolivia.