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Caravan for Peace, a month-long campaign to protest the brutal drug war in Mexico and the US, ended in Washington D.C. on September 10, 2012. The caravan had started in Tijuana, Mexico with about 250 participants. Current drug policies are failing. After 50 years of the war on drugs, the supply and use of drugs hasn’t just increased—it’s created a massive black market that contributes to violence, conflict, and corruption. Throughout the world, poorly designed drug policies, the criminalization of drug users and other low-level actors, and harsh enforcement measures has fueled social marginalization, health crises, and mass incarceration. It’s time for a new approach. WHAT IS THE WAR ON DRUGS? Full story

21 July