Posts Tagged ‘war on drugs’

Duterte wants better relationship with the Church

Monday, November 6th, 2017
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A spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte has responded to the launching of a 33-day period of religious activities aimed at stopping extrajudicial killings in the country, by expressing a desire to build a better relationship with the Catholic Church. Harry Roque said that as of September 30, authorities have been investigating 2,243 incidents with “drug-related motives”. He added Read more

Church backs fight against drugs in Indonesian provinces

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

The Catholic Church is backing efforts to fight drug abuse in Indonesia’s Kalimantan provinces, which has had illicit drugs even spreading into remote areas. “All the strength of the Catholic Church must be used to support the fight against drug abuse,” said Archbishop Agustinus Agus of Pontianak, based in the capital of West Kalimantan province. Read more

Lessons from the failed war on drugs

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

The global war on drugs has cost billions and taken countless lives — but achieved little. The scant results finally have politicians and experts joining calls for legalization. Following the journey of cocaine from a farm in Colombia to a user in Berlin sheds light on why. “Pablo Escobar said to me: ‘One shot to Read more