Human rights groups say 12,000 people have been killed in Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The Philippines president has bragged himself of killing criminals. His legal advisor tells DW, “We can kill out of self-defense.”
When politicians can say everything and mean nothing, trash-talking strongmen like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are the result. DW's Conflict Zone meets Salvador Panelo, chief legal counsel to Duterte.
In his annual state of the nation address, President Rodrigo Duterte has said his brutal war on drugs in the Philippines "is far from over." Thousands rallied outside Congress against his autocratic rule.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos leaves office with low support for his deal with FARC rebels, cocaine production at a record high and UN concern over rising violence. Where is the peace he won a Nobel Prize for?
Clarita Alia has lost four of her sons to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. She says many more mothers like her will have to bury their sons as long as Duterte is president. Ana P. Santos reports from Davao.
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