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Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him

In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy, released last week, U.S. officials promised a more humane and sympathetic approach to drug users and addiction. Out, the report suggests, are "tough on crime" policies.

World Cup legend Maradona slams FIFA for drug testing 7 Costa Rica players after Italy upset

Football legend Diego Maradona hit out at FIFA after claiming seven of Costa Rica's players were subjected to post-match doping controls over fears sponsors would not pay up if bigger teams like Italy failed to get out of the group stage at the World Cup finals.

President of Guatemala calls Costa Rica’s Solís a ‘strategic partner’ to change drug debate

Solís reiterated his previous position that he does not support drug legalization, but the Costa Rican leader expressed interest in further "decriminalizing" drug use in Costa Rica.

Wanted Honduran drug lord extradited to US in historic move

Honduras has extradited a suspected drug lord to the United States, the State Department confirmed Friday, calling the move historic.

Former pot growers fueling the US heroin invasion

With the wholesale price of marijuana falling – driven in part by decriminalization in sections of the U.S. – Mexican drug farmers are turning away from cannabis and filling their fields with opium poppies.

Prescription-drug battle fuels rise in heroin use in US

From the beginning, the U.S. government's decade-long crackdown on abuse of prescription drugs has run an unsettling risk: that arresting doctors and shuttering "pill mills" would inadvertently fuel a new epidemic of heroin use.
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Unicef accuses rich countries, including Costa Rica, of endangering children

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