Guatemalan President Otto Perez has invigorated the drug legalization debate in Central America, where leaders are under pressure to contain staggering crime rates and battle violent drug cartels.
Drug legalization in Central America merits a “serious” debate as a solution to the crime and violence coursing through the region even if it runs up against U.S. opposition, said Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla.
Drug gangs, expanding their smuggling operations, bring more violence to nations south of Mexico.
Cocaine seizures are up sharply in Australia, and Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel is believed to be involved in large-scale smuggling.
U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican drug traffickers fought a gun battle across the Rio Grande river in south Texas, authorities said on Friday, the latest of a spate of cross-border shootings in recent months.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano defended Washington’s failed war on drugs
On a hot desert morning last week, a group of 20 tourists gathered in the visitor center in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to attend a mandatory safety briefing before taking a guarded van tour to Quitobaquito springs. The springs is p
While Mexico grapples with relentless drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world’s most notorious narcotics: heroin. Researchers at the country’s National Institute
The murder and "disappearance" of vast numbers of Colombians is part and parcel of the U.S.'s policy to "drain the sea [the civilian population] to kill the fish [the insurgents]."
In a move that went largely unnoticed, the U.S. government unveiled a new counter-narcotics strategy for the northern border which will work towards closer cooperation with Canada in the war on drugs.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul drew cheers from supporters in North Dakota Monday while making a pitch for free market economics to be applied to farmers, allowing them to grow alternative crops such as hemp.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul took his campaign for the presidency to the state of Washington this week. From there, the Republican Party hopeful continued to tackle issues the rest of the GOP isn’t taking into consideration.
California prison officials have sent layoff notices to 545 employees, including 140 guards, as the inmate population declines to comply with a federal court order.
In a speech reacting to the death of Whitney Houston, legendary singer Tony Bennett urged the U.S. government to legalize drugs once and for all. “First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse, and now the magnificent Whiteny Houston,” Benn
State legislatures around the country are [being bribed to] taking tough steps to make life even more difficult for those who would drink and drive. Key among the new measures are laws requiring the installation of in-car breathalyzers for all motori
Latin American leaders are demanding that the United States and Europe consider steps toward legalization if they do not curb their appetite for drugs.
Authorities in Tennessee are being accused of a coverup after marijuana was found at the house of a state official. Tennessee police reportedly found marijuana in plain view when they entered the home of Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Directo
In Andalusia, Alabama 16 people have entered guilty pleas for various crimes and offenses. One of those people, Christopher David Hughes, 32, plead guilty to "sexually abusing an intellectually disabled female family member. He has remained incar
It’s going to be a while before things get back to normal for Judy Sanchez and her three-year-old daughter. Last Thursday, a team of FBI agents swarmed her apartment building as part of a massive citywide drug and weapons gang raid. Trouble is,
A member of Montana's state legislature says the Drug Enforcement Agency began investigating her over support for medical marijuana laws. State House Democrat Diane Sands tells the Missoulian she was contacted by a defense attorney with some unusu
Over the last few months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and several other government agencies have been issuing some alarming reports about abuse of prescription painkillers, and what the government
A bill proposed by a Indiana Republican was withdrawn after its provision to drug test recipients of government largesse was widened to include lawmakers themselves. GOP lawmaker McMillan removed the bill from consideration after Democratic colleague
Speaking to Raw Story recently, an active duty police officer who asked not to be named threw down the gauntlet over the part of his job he hates most: the drug war.
A British drug manufacturer is hoping for a big score from consumers and a green light from the FDA for its medical marijuana mouth spray in 2013.
A Cleveland police officer who resigned this month was so addicted to hydrocodone he was acquiring the drugs in uniform and snorting the crushed pills in his cruiser. His admission of drug use to police investigators couldn't be used against him in a
investigating ways of targeting a protein in the brain, called the kappa opioid receptor, which can alter a person’s perception of mood, reward and pain.
Several news outlets briefly reported the episode, mentioning that a Honduran official said the United States Drug Enforcement Administration had provided support. But none of the reports included a striking detail: that support consisted of an elite
Over the past 50 years, more than $1 trillion has been spent fighting this battle, and all we have to show for it is increased drug use, overflowing jails, billions of pounds and dollars of taxpayers’ money wasted, and thriving crime syndicates. It i
Back when the smoking bans were spreading across the country, those of us opposed to them made the point that you could make many of the same arguments about perfume and cologne that ban proponents were making about second hand smoke.