United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Bolivia ended its drug war by kicking out the DEA and legalizing coca
Though the US said this month that Bolivia has "demonstrably failed" to fulfill its counter-narcotics commitments, there is less violence, less cocaine, and even less coca in Bolivia than there was before.
Iran Is About to Execute Another 100 Prisoners for Drug Offenses
Following reports of Iran's recent killing of all adult males in an unidentified village over purported drug ties, its routine bloodletting has increased international revulsion at the United Nations' complicity.
Why Are People Still Dying at Music Festivals?
Some believe "drug checking" stations, which test drugs for harmful substances, set up outside festivals could help curb the deaths.
How Bolivia Got Smart and Convinced Poor Farmers to Grow Less Coca
Cultivation of the plant used to manufacture cocaine has declined in Bolivia for the fourth straight year, a success achieved without relying on heavy-handed eradication programs.
Liquid Cocaine Shipment Busted in Bangladesh
Authorities in Bangladesh say several men conspired to smuggle 407 pounds of liquid cocaine from Uruguay in a shipment of blue plastic barrels marked as Bolivian sunflower oil.
Meth Trafficking Has Exploded Throughout Asia Despite Hardline Laws
Economic growth and increasingly interlinked markets have allowed both methamphetamine and the chemicals used in its production to flow across the Pacific region.
Peru’s War on Drugs
VICE News traveled to the heart of Peru’s coca-producing region to witness how the government is waging a war on drugs with the aim of putting an early end to its reign as the world’s new king of cocaine.
Peru’s War on Drugs (Trailer)
Coming soon: VICE News traveled to the heart of Peru’s coca-producing region to witness how the government is waging a war on drugs with the aim of putting an early end to its reign as the world’s new king of cocaine.
The Opium and Heroin Business Is Booming in Southeast Asia's 'Golden Triangle'
A new UN report says opium poppy production in parts of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand has tripled since 2006, and addiction to heroin and other drugs is also on the rise.
New Cocaine Routes Are Ruining West Africa
At the end of June, the UN held its annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Yury Fedotov, head of the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime, gave a speech in which he mentioned that the cocaine trade in Africa is growing, "fueling...