Mexican drug cartels are increasingly making use of Israeli spyware as they attempt to stay one step ahead of the government and journalists.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's violent and controversial war on drugs hasn't made a meaningful change, and is proving to be a political disaster for his presidency.
As the number of murders committed this year until November crosses 23,000, how are Mexicans coping with the macabre spectacles of death left for their consumption by cartels and killers?
During his annual State of the Nation Address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pushed his law-and-order policies that have made him hugely popular with many Filipinos but have been condemned by human rights groups and critics.
In the midst of an addiction crisis, the US has charged 412 medical professionals for overprescribing opioids.
A vast majority of the Philippines supports the controversial leader whose brutal war on drugs and shocking statements draw criticism from other countries and rights groups.
The Filipino president made the remarks after a string of scandals involving police officers.
Police officers and unknown armed persons carried out 7,025 drug-related killings in the seven months since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, roughly an average of 34 per day, says Amnesty International's latest report.
According to Philippine police more than 3,500 people - or about 47 per day - have been killed in the past 10 weeks in connection with the illegal drugs trade.
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