International

More than 1,000 world leaders say the drug war has been a disaster

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/18/more-than-1000-world-leaders-say-the-drug-war-has-been-a-disaster/ The global war on drugs has proven « disastrous » and « humankind cannot afford a 21st century drug policy as ineffective and counter-productive as the last century’s. » So say more than 1,000 world leaders, including 27 members of the House of Representatives and six U.S. senators, in a letter ...

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Akron police expand unit investigating heroin deaths

Source : http://www.ohio.com/news/local/akron-police-expand-unit-investigating-heroin-deaths-1.673589 Akron detectives investigated three times as many heroin deaths as homicides last year. The heroin death toll has gotten so high that the Police Department has a special unit whose only job is to look into who provided the deadly dose of drugs. When Akron Police Chief James ...

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‘Slaughter Out of Control’: Heroin, Opioid Prosecutions Down as Deaths Go Up

Source : http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/22/slaughter-out-of-control-heroin-opioid-prosecutions-down-as-deaths-go-up/ Rehabilitation is not enough when it comes to dealing with heroin and opioid addiction. So says Florida Republican Rep. John Mica. “Treatment is at the end of the process — they’ve already been addicted. We have got to stop this stuff at our borders,” Mica told Obama administration ...

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Opium poppy farming in Afghanistan less lucrative in 2015

Source : http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2016/March/opium-poppy-farming-in-afghanistan-less-lucrative-in-2015.html In recent days, UNODC presented a socio-economic analysis of the latest Opium Survey in Afghanistan, which revealed that opium poppy farmers gained considerably less in 2015 compared to the previous year. Figures in the analysis show that the gross income from opium decreased to $3100 per hectare in ...

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L’indépassable répression

Source : http://www.ledevoir.com/international/actualites-internationales/466765/drogues-l-indepassable-repression Près de 20 ans après leur dernière rencontre, les chefs de gouvernement et d’État du monde entier se réuniront le 19 avril pour revoir le plan de lutte mondial contre les drogues. Les Nations unies tiendront alors la session extraordinaire de l’Assemblée générale sur le problème mondial de la drogue. ...

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