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War on Drugs

Anyone’s Child Could be a Casualty of the War on Drugs

Anyone’s Child is an international network of families who share personal stories of lost family members or loved ones due to the failures of current drug laws. They campaign for the legalisation of drugs as a preventative measure to end a cycle of similar tragedies. Often demonised in the UK, consumption of illegal narcotics is […]

Digital Storytelling for Anyone’s Child

BristoLatino politics editor Cleo Robbie reports on the launch of a new UOB Brigstow Institute project that involves cross-continental digital storytelling about the human costs of the global drugs war in Mexico. Should we legalise all drugs? (And by legalise, I mean legalise the production, transport and consumption of drugs). This was the question I was left […]

Is Latin America’s ‘War on Drugs’ a futile struggle?

Bristolatino’s Politics editor Kwame Lowe takes a look at the complex, ongoing struggle against drug trafficking in the Americas, and tells us where he thinks it’s going wrong. Can the ‘War on Drugs’ be termed a war if there can be no winners or losers? There is merely perpetual destruction on both sides: the side responsible […]