It was once a declared goal of the United Nations to ensure the world is drug-free by 2008. But the war on drugs has failed. The business in illegal drugs is lucrative, with global trade currently worth more than 380 billion euros a year.
President Rodrigo Duterte says the anti-drug agency is not equipped to handle the campaign alone. There has been a resurgence in illegal drugs and crimes since the police left the campaign, according to a spokesperson.
As Hondurans head to the polls in key elections, fears of political instability have risen across the country. From a history of military coups to alarming violence, DW examines the country's toughest issues.
US President Donald Trump and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte are renowned for their unpredictable nature and coarse rhetoric. Their meeting comes accompanied by a wave of protests. Ana P. Santos reports.
Human rights activists and family members of the victims of drug-related killings have expressed outrage and disappointment at Manila's denial of any wrongdoing in President Duterte's drug war. Ana P. Santos reports.
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