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Drug War Chronicle

Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

  • Peruvian presidential contenders Luis Castaneda (l) and Alejandro Toledo (r) in happier times. (image via Wikimedia)
    Peruvian presidential contenders Luis Castaneda (l) and Alejandro Toledo (r) in happier times. (image via Wikimedia)

    Drugs Playing Role in Peru Presidential Contest

    It's silly season in Peruvian presidential politics: First, a candidate gets attacked for saying he wants to decriminalize when Peru already has decriminalization, then it's a demand for candidate drug tests.
  • Juan Manuel Santos (wikimedia.org)
    Juan Manuel Santos (wikimedia.org)

    Colombia's Santos Open to Drug Legalization

    Colombian President Santos has signaled a willingness to put drug legalization on the table. The Colombian courts may do part of the job for him.
  • Tough luck, Mr. Harper
    Tough luck, Mr. Harper

    Liberals Block Canada Mandatory Minimum Bill

    Ding, dong, the bill is dead! Canada's Conservative government has been blocked once again in its effort to pass a bill creating mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.
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    parthenon_17.gif

    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  • No end in sight to Mexico's prohibition-related violence. (Image via Wikimedia)
    No end in sight to Mexico's prohibition-related violence. (Image via Wikimedia)

    Mexico Drug War Update

    Two El Paso teenagers were among the victims of prohibition-related violence in Mexico this past week. The death toll since Calderon took office is now at more than 35,000.