To escape the drug war, over a million addicts in the Philippines have given themselves up. Jails are bursting at the seams. But in a new rehabilitation center with capacity for 10,000, only 186 are getting treatment, due to a lack of doctors.
In an interview with DW, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa said that President Rodrigo Duterte's administration is targeting both her and Rappler news for criticizing the government and exposing the war on drugs.
Mexico's top court has struck down a law that formalized the decade-old domestic deployment of the military. The miliary are widely seen as the only trustful agency capable of fighting against powerful drug cartels.
Philippine migrant workers send billions of dollars in remittances every year to support families back home. But they have been hard hit by rising inflation and a tumbling currency. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
The brutal murder of agricultural labor activists in the Philippines has exposed bitter social divisions between rich landowners and poor farmers fueled by the government's promotion of violence. Ana P. Santos reports.
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