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Marijuana laws loosen gradually around the globe

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Marijuana laws loosen gradually around the globe

During a recent upswing in drug violence in Mexican border towns, many critics of the drug war called for a change in U.S. policy toward marijuana use. Meanwhile, New Jersey just became the 14th U.S. state to allow marijuana for medical use. View our maps to compare current U.S. marijuana policy to laws in Europe and the rest of the world.

Posted: February 19, 2010 14:53   Comments: 20
Swiss government providing free heroin for drug addicts

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Swiss government providing free heroin for drug addicts

A year ago, Swiss voters approved a referendum to give hardcore heroin addicts free supplies of the drug. The conservative country seems to be embracing a very controversial idea, but many critics think alternative therapies such as abstinence should be tried instead. Rather than prison time, should governments provide free drugs in treatment programs?

Posted: December 29, 2009 13:43   Comments: 96
Evaluating the costs, benefits of new cancer-fighting drugs

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Evaluating the costs, benefits of new cancer-fighting drugs

In Wednesday's show, we look at a new cancer drug, Avastin, which can reportedly extend patients' lives. But there is a public debate about how much medical care should be made available at the end of life. Henry Aaron, a senior fellow and noted health care expert with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the issue.

Posted: November 25, 2009 13:00   Comments: 25
Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

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Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

In our weekly radio show, Martin Savidge explores the causes behind Guatemala's chronic malnutrition and escalating narco war. He hosts a panel of guests to discuss the remnants of war and genocide and land rights. Anita Isaacs, Stephen C. “Carlisle” Johnson and Samuel Lowenberg join the conversation. LISTEN NOW!

Posted: October 7, 2009 14:26   Comments: 9
Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

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Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in the region have taken similar steps. John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America discusses the trend.

Posted: August 27, 2009 15:27   Comments: 75
In Mexico, drug legalization is a mixed bag

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In Mexico, drug legalization is a mixed bag

In Mexico, a new law has been passed to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of narcotics including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD and crystal meth. A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the pros and cons of decriminalization.

Posted: August 27, 2009 07:23   Comments: 11
Corruption hampers Mexico’s battle against drugs

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Corruption hampers Mexico’s battle against drugs

Earlier this week, U.S. President Barack Obama praised what he described as Mexico's "courageous effort" to combat drug trafficking and violence. Andres Martinez of the New America Foundation discusses the drug war and the U.S. role in Mexico.

Posted: August 12, 2009 14:51   Comments: 3
Hollow words as Obama praises Mexico’s war on drugs

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Hollow words as Obama praises Mexico’s war on drugs

At the North American summit in Mexico, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to continue efforts to reduce U.S. demand for drugs, and to stem the illegal flow of guns across the southern border. But Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that the promises are just words, and nothing will change.

Posted: August 11, 2009 12:09   Comments: 5
U.S. keeps Mexican drug trafficking on the back burner

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U.S. keeps Mexican drug trafficking on the back burner

As Mexican drug trafficking pushes along, the danger is evident, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. But Mexican officials don't want to hear it, and U.S. officials don't want to push the issue too far ahead toward the front burner.

Posted: July 14, 2009 09:32   Comments: 0
Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met on Sunday to discuss their nations' potential cooperation on a wide range of issues, from drug trafficking to militant insurgencies. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the summit.

Posted: May 25, 2009 11:12   Comments: 2

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