War on Drugs

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The Colombian government on Thursday night said it would halt the toxic fumigation of coca plant fields, defying a U.S.-backed program that has been in place for decades. In announcing the decision, Colombian health minister Alejandro Gaviria cited concerns that the active ingredient in the herbicide—glyphosate—causes cancer. The World Health...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Citing large scale human rights abuses and discriminatory enforcement practices...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Update: According to Indonesian media, eight men, including two of the Bali 9,...

Further

After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population feel unsafe in their neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to grassroots art projects to fight the violence. Those with "credentials of blood" are publishing Portraits for Peace , making videos to share stories, and, inspired by street artist JR , putting up huge photographic portraits of victims to put people "in the shoes of the other."