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Stupid Drug Warrior Tricks

We haven’t heard a whole lot from John Negroponte in a while, but he surfaces in this AP story

Negroponte, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico who has been working on drug control for 35 years, urged legislators to not be discouraged by the increased violence or drug availability.

“Problems with narcotrafficking remain with us […]

Why isn’t this man more… excited?

Um, Ireland? No, we haven't. Sorry

In the Irish Examiner today:

US ends ‘war on drugs’ By Cormac O’Keeffe

THE United States has “ended its war on drugs” and is now moving its focus to prevention and treatment, the US drugs chief has told top Irish drug officials.

The former police chief said the US had formally ended its much heralded […]

The Drug War in Jamaica

It’s one of the things that’s slipped by on this blog, but there’s quite a drug war situation in Jamaica right now.

Nina, from Drugs, Law and Conflict was there recently and has a good report on the situation: State of emergency in Jamaica: new place, same story

Basically, what you have is a big […]