UK gripped by Nigella’s courtroom confessions
Nigella Lawson, the so-called ‘domestic goddess’, has admitted to taking cocaine and accused her husband of ‘intimate terrorism’. Why is the media so fascinated by this drama?
Sadistic drug kingpin caught by Mexican marines
Mexico is being torn apart by bloody battles between gangs funded by the global cocaine trade. This week one of the most notorious bosses has been captured – but will it make a difference?
Colombia seeks peace after 49 year rebellion
Kidnappers, drug barons and revolutionaries, Farc guerillas have terrorised Colombia’s countryside for decades. Now, the government has taken a historic step towards peace with the rebels.
Death by firing squad for British woman in Bali
An Indonesian court has given 56-year-old grandmother Lindsay Sandiford a death sentence for smuggling over £1.5 million of cocaine. Why does the gravest of punishments still exist?
Hostages freed after 12 years in Colombian jungle
For decades, Colombia has been terrorised by FARC – revolutionaries who use kidnapping as a weapon of war. This week, they released their last political prisoners. Is peace on the horizon?
Cocaine wars fuel brutal gangs in Honduras
In Central America murder rates are rocketing, fuelled by Mexican cartels and the drug trade from Columbia to the USA. A UN report suggests that governments are losing control.
Colombian president calls for drug policy rethink
No country has suffered more than Colombia because of drugs. Now, in a remarkable interview, Colombia's president has openly discussed the possibility of drug legalisation.