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Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

By Victoria Kim

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border. MORE  

Honduran President Blames U.S. Drug Policy For Migrant Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

President Juan Hernandez decried the American drug war as an increased flow of migrants seek escape from escalating violence. MORE  

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Says U.S. Drug Addiction Is Fueling Immigration Crisis

By McCarton Ackerman

The Illinois congressman was one of the few people to put the blame for the refugee crisis squarely on the failed drug war. MORE  

Scientists Reveal How The Drug Trade Is Destroying The Rainforest

By John Lavitt

Narco-traffickers are rolling back decades of conservation work by cutting down rainforests and leaving ecological destruction in its wake. MORE  

Honduras Takes Down Cocaine-Carrying Planes

By Allison McCabe

A new law authorizes the Honduran Air Force to shoot down planes suspected of bringing cocaine to the U.S. MORE  

Canada Steps Up Drug War Efforts

By Liam Delaney

The Canadian military is "shifting its focus" to fighting drug trafficking in Latin America. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 24, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Plans to legalize marijuana in Uruguay spark controversy, diabetes drug may carry addiction cure, and LeAnn Rimes is "starting over" after rehab. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Guatemala's President Campaigns to Legalize Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

Desperate to alleviate violence in the region, Perez Molina proposes legalizing drugs at a conference of Central American leaders. MORE  

Biden Tells Mexico That Obama Won't Legalize Drugs

By Valerie Tejeda

On a visit to cartel-ravaged Central America, the Vice President says there's "no possibility" of US policy change. MORE  

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