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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent searches an automobile for contraband in the line to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in October 2019 in San Ysidro, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Politicians say they'll stop fentanyl smugglers. Experts say new drug war won't work

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During the War on Drugs, the Brownsville neighborhood in New York City saw some of the highest rates of incarceration in the U.S., as Black and Hispanic men were sent to prison for lengthy prison sentences, often for low-level, nonviolent drug crimes. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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After 50 Years Of The War On Drugs, 'What Good Is It Doing For Us?'

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Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, and former Mexican Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda at the Pentagon in 2017. A U.S. district judge dropped drug charges against Cienfuegos Wednesday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Genaro Garcia Luna delivers a speech in 2012 to mark the expansion of a federal prison. He served as Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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Filipino Catholic priests (seated from left) Albert Alejo, Robert Reyes and Flavie Villanueva are prayed over by nuns and religious leaders after talking to reporters in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on March 11. The three priests say they and other clergy who have criticized the president's crackdown on drugs, have received death threats from unknown people. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church

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A farmer shows cocaine base paste, made from coca leaves in Colombia's Guaviare department in 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia Is Growing Record Amounts Of Coca, The Key Ingredient In Cocaine

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a statement in Manila in Nov. 2017. Duterte will withdraw the Philippines from the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to a statement released to reporters in Manila on Wednesday. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Line workers sort freshly cut avocados at Frutas Finas packing plant in Tancitaro. Forty-five percent of the world's avocados come from Mexico. Eighty percent of avocados consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, the majority from the small mountain town of Tancitaro. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Blood Avocados No More: Mexican Farm Town Says It's Kicked Out Cartels

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Activists protest at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, condemning the government's war on drugs and holding placards showing murdered South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo. The South Korean businessman was allegedly kidnapped by Philippine policemen under the guise of a raid on illegal drugs and murdered at the national police headquarters in Manila, authorities said. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Foreign Businessman's Murder Pauses Philippine Drug War, But For How Long?

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