Drug War

Anti-Drug War Caravan Arrives in D.C.

Traveled across country to publicize failures of policies

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Activists who dismiss the US and Mexican war on drug cartels as an abject, tragic failure rolled into Washington Monday after a monthlong cross-country trek to press for a new approach.

Those suggested alternatives include a stronger effort to deny cartels the guns they get from the United States and more work on rehab to cut America's voracious appetite for cocaine and other illegal drugs.

Just over 100 activists disembarked from a small fleet of buses for three days of demonstrations and other events in the US capital, completing what they called a "caravan for peace."