Article Category: International

Mexican Criminal Groups Offer COVID-19 Aid

Hayley Hudson ❘

Mexican criminal groups are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to gain more control over their territories, leading to violence and death for many citizens.

Venezuelan Party With Drugs And Prostitutes Spreads COVID-19

Hayley Hudson ❘

A sex and drug fueled party of Venezuela’s rich and privileged young adults spreads COVID-19, much to the anger of Venezuelan citizens.

COVID-19 And Illicit Drugs In The US

Michael Muldoon ❘

The current pandemic is putting pressure on all parts of society. As COVID-19 spreads further, the use of illicit drugs is beginning to wane.

Scientists Discover A Cannabinoid More Potent Than THC

Ginni Correa ❘

A team of Italian scientists have discovered a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant which may be more potent than THC or CBD.

Costa Rica Seizes Five Tons Of Cocaine In Historic Drug Bust

Nathan Yerby ❘

In the largest drug bust in the country's history, police in Costa Rica have confiscated 5 tons of cocaine from a shipping container bound for Rotterdam.

Fentanyl Abuse Could Impact Asia In The Future

Krystina Murray ❘

Recent overdoses in Asia have sparked authorities to examine the drugs involved. Many believe deaths were caused by fentanyl mixed with heroin.

Research Compares Opioid Addiction In Germany And The United States

Nathan Yerby ❘

Germany is second only to America in opioid prescriptions, yet far fewer Germans develop opioid use disorders or suffer opioid overdoses.

Iran Executes Drug Trafficker Called The “Crocodile Of The Persian Gulf”

Nathan Yerby ❘

In Iran, a country plagued by heroin smuggling and an addiction crisis, the regime often uses public executions to punish drug-related crimes.

Rwanda Produces And Distributes Free Morphine For Palliative Care

Nathan Yerby ❘

The government of Rwanda gives free bottles of liquid morphine to people with terminal diseases as part of a palliative care initiative.

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