Drugs & Crime
Six years ago, crack cocaine was virtually unheard of in Brazil. Now it's out of control.
Brazil may be rising, but in Rio's favelas, drugs, crime, and killing are a way of life. A Hipstamatic tour -- deep inside the gritty, gang-ridden streets -- where few outsiders dare to tread.
From the Indian April Fools cable to Hanoi's sexy discos to China's dangerous nuclear plants, Julian Assange's hits just keep on coming.
After one of the worst attacks on civilians ever, President Felipe Calderón shows exactly why he can't win the war he started.
Can U.S. private contractors turn the tide in Mexico's violent drug war?
With markets in a panic and investors fleeing to gold, Colombia's armed groups are making out like bandits.
In the cage of justice, sometimes a courtroom's verdict is long foretold.
How did the country that taught the world good governance become so corrupt?
In Colombia, FARC operations are on the rise as the guerrilla movement changes strategy and returns to its insurgent roots.
Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of Norway's Peace Research Institute Oslo, explains why the Norwegian capital might have been on a terrorist's shortlist of potential targets.
Britain's press is sensationalistic, sloppy, and scandal-prone -- and America would be lucky to have one like it.
After more than three decades of targeted killings, is there anyone left alive who can actually run Afghanistan?
The Taliban is taking credit for assassinating the Afghan president's powerful brother. But a personal feud seems more likely.
Like all good multinational businesses, they've diversified.
How the best intentions of the medical community accidentally created an international organ-trafficking underground.
Colombia's former president tells FP how his country came back from the brink, why he's staying in politics, and why it's dangerous (but worth it) to be on Twitter.
Welcome to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the warzone that helps make your iPhone.
Why we should spend less time worrying about what people in developing countries think about government corruption, and more time looking at everything else.
From narco-ville to architectural miracle, a look at the evolution of Colombia's notorious Medellín.
Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.
Julian Assange said WikiLeaks would change the world. At the very least, it changed these people's lives forever.