Items tagged with opium and mexico

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When poppies don’t pay [24.06.2019] “Then and there, I went to sell it, because I needed the money,” sing Los Armadillos, a band from La Sierra in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The pop ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
Struggling to compete with fentanyl, Mexico’s poppy farmers ask for legalization [04.02.2019] Guerrero is Mexico’s third-poorest state and the center of its opium industry. If the state of 3.5 million were an independent country, it would be t ...
Mexico’s war on drugs failed [30.11.2018] Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, once a firm proponent of the war on drugs, urged contemporary lawmakers to “give the benefit of the doubt t ...
Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...
Mexico president-elect says will look at legalizing some drugs [08.10.2018] Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight pove ...
Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war [15.08.2018] Since the military took to the streets to fight the increasingly powerful and violent cartels producing and trafficking drugs north to consumers in t ...
U.S. has been quietly helping Mexico with new, high-tech ways to fight opium [15.04.2018] In the past few opiate-soaked years, U.S. officials say, nearly all the heroin coursing through American cities has come from one place: Mexico. “The ...
Poppies, opium, and heroin [01.03.2018] Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by deman ...
Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall [14.01.2018] The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research. ...
On the hunt for poppies In Mexico — America's biggest heroin supplier [14.01.2018] Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state is now the top source of heroin for the American drug epidemic, which resulted in more than 64,000 overdose deat ...
Mexico opens up its heroin fight to U.S., U.N. observers [07.04.2017] For the first time in at least a decade, Mexico's army is allowing the United States and the United Nations to observe opium poppy eradication, a ste ...
Young hands in Mexico feed growing U.S. demand for heroin [29.08.2015] As heroin addiction soars in the United States, a boom is underway south of the border, reflecting the two nations’ troubled symbiosis. Officials fro ...
Mexico’s missing marijuana mystery [03.02.2015] Every year, soldiers roam Mexico’s hinterland in search of illegal marijuana plots. Massive eradication campaigns have been part of Mexican life sinc ...
Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply U.S. heroin boom [02.02.2015] Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of G ...
Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth [11.01.2015] Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new ...

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