Reality Check: War on Drugs

The price of cocaine in U.S. cities rose 44 percent in the past nine months; Washington says this means it's winning the war on drugs. Critics say prices are spiking due to better border controls, but that most drug-war money goes to military aid and destroying coca crops, to little effect. Cocaine production is steady at about 545 metric tons a year in Latin America, and as traffickers find new routes, prices will drop.

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