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Mexican troops are in the streets to fight the drug war, and the country’s defense chief says legalization may be ‘a way out’
Mexico's defense minister said Friday that legalization could be a solution to the country's drug-related violence, and his comments are the first of their kind from a high-ranking military official.
US-led counterdrug efforts in Afghanistan have failed to reduce narcotics cultivation and production, but the US hasn't been the recipient of that increased production.
The US is intensifying air operations in its 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, but the military has yet to decide whether the A-10 will return.
Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, despite internal turmoil and outside competition, has expanded its involvement in the heroin trade, feeding the US's opioid epidemic.
Despite increased eradication efforts, opium cultivation and production both hit record levels in the country this year.
The stench from an overcrowded morgue in one of Mexico’s most violent areas forced a government shutdown
A protest by about 60 workers over unsanitary conditions at the morgue shut the facility down for about three hours.
Afghanistan continues to be the world's biggest producer of opium, and it's changing out the Taliban operates.
US officials have observed several Mexican drug-eradication operations in recent weeks, signaling a renewed partnership on anti-drug efforts.
Opium-poppy cultivation in Afghanistan in 2016 were at the third-highest level since 1994, behind only 2014 and 2013.