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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:45:02 -0800

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Philippines: When Trump Meets The Philippines' Duterte, 'Drug War'

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov 2017 - In President Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines, the police, with his explicit support, have killed thousands of alleged drug dealers and users without due process, some while they were in jail, or asleep, or at home with their families. They allegedly shot a 17-year-old while he was in custody, then dumped his remains in an alley. The youngest victim was 4. Human rights groups, the U.S. Congress, the European Union and the United Nations have all condemned Duterte's "war on drugs." Yet when President Trump meets Duterte in Manila, it probably won't enter the conversation.



Taiwan: Taiwan Seeks Ottawa's Aid To Stop Drug Smuggling From Canada

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 31 Aug 2017 - A Taiwanese prosecutor is calling on Ottawa to provide better co-operation and intelligence to help stop the flow of Canadian marijuana, after two massive busts in the Asian country earlier this year. More than 70 kilograms of marijuana shipped from Vancouver were seized in April and June by Taiwanese customs at the Port of Keelung.



Afghanistan: Most Of Heroin Consumed In Canada Is Of Afghan Origin

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Asian Pacific Post, 22 Aug 2017 - The Taliban in Afghanistan is now running significant heroin production lines in the war-torn country to provide jihadists and insurgents with billions of dollars, western law enforcement officials And much of that heroin is flowing into Canada.



Philippines: Philippine Police Use Chaos Of Duterte

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 21 Jun 2017 - DISTRESS MANILA -- When investigators from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights first arrived at Police Station No. 1, nothing seemed amiss. They were working a tip about people being plucked from the slums by police, held captive and ransomed for money at the station. But as they surveyed the office of the local anti-drug unit, things looked normal: desks, two sofas, a bookshelf.



Philippines: On The Run From Duterte's Crackdown

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 05 Jun 2017 - MANILA - Every morning before dawn, Rosario Perez checks to make sure her sons are still alive. The three brothers, all in their 20s, sleep at the houses of friends and relatives, moving regularly, hoping that whoever may have been assigned to kill them won't catch up with them. They are not witnesses on a mob hit list, or gang members hiding from rivals. They are simply young men living in the Philippines of President Rodrigo Duterte.



Philippines: The Man Running Duterte's Antidrug War

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 03 Jun 2017 - DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Gen. Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police, knows the value of a public display of remorse. He has been forced to apologize more than once. He was wrong, he acknowledged before the Philippine Senate as TV cameras rolled, to have trusted undisciplined policemen who killed a small-town mayor suspected of dealing drugs, as the mayor lay defenseless on a jail-cell floor.



Israel: Israel Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana Use

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 06 Mar 2017 - JERUSALEM - Israel, which has been at the forefront of research into medical marijuana and the drug's commercialization, took a major step on Sunday toward officially decriminalizing its recreational use. At a time when many American states and European countries are loosening marijuana laws, the Israeli cabinet approved a plan that would impose fines rather than criminal penalties on those caught using the drug in public.



Philippines: Police Involvement In Korean Slay Won't Affect Drug

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sunstar Manila, 20 Jan 2017 - PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs would not be affected by the abduction-slay of a South Korean businessman by the anti-drug police operatives, his chief legal counsel said. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte would not allow any members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to further commit irregularities.



Philippines: US Shouldn't Pay For Duterte's Drug War, Says

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Jan 2017 - SAN FRANCISCO -- A US newspaper called on Washington to make sure that US aid to the Philippines is not used for President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial ran weeks before the kidnap-for-ransom-murder of a South Korean expatriate in the hands of Philippine National Police officers -- in the guise of an anti-drug operation--came to light and triggered an international outcry.