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Tijuana Families Seek Hope, Closure in Victims' Remains

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

The number of people who remain missing in Mexico due to organized crime is estimated to be as high as 25,000. In the state of Baja California, Fernando Ocegueda has been leading the search for five years. His own son Fernando was kidnapped from their home in 2007.

To Win the Drug War: Follow the States

Richard Branson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Richard Branson

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe war on drugs has had a devastating impact in the U.S. Yet, as Republicans and Democrats gather at their national conventions, neither party has taken a strong stand on the critical need to support drug policy reform. And that's surprising. Drug reform is not a partisan issue. For Republicans, reform efforts both ensure and secure states' rights and at the same time minimize waste of limited federal dollars. For Democrats, minorities who make up a large portion of their constituency disproportionately bear the greatest burden of current drug policies. And a Gallup Poll this past year found that fully 50 percent of Americans now support legalizing marijuana.

Mexico And Argentina Move Towards Decriminalizing Drugs

guardian.co.uk | Rory Carroll in Caracas, Jo Tuckman in Mexico and Tom Phillips in Rio De Janeiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Argentina and Mexico have taken significant steps towards decriminalizing drugs amid a growing Latin American backlash against the US-sponsored "war o...