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rePost:Mexico rePost:Legalizes Drug Possession – NYTimes.com

Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: August 21, 2009

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico enacted a controversial law on Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging government-financed treatment for drug dependency free of charge.

The law sets out maximum “personal use” amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities will no longer face criminal prosecution; the law goes into effect on Friday.

via Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession – NYTimes.com.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/world/americas/21mexico.html?_r=1

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flip Pride? 4th most illegal migrants in US from RP – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Considering that the other countries in the top part of the Americas, this is a good place in a not so good list!

4th most illegal migrants in US from RP

By Veronica Uy INQUIRER.net First Posted 15:38:00 02/24/2009 Filed Under: Migration, Security (general), Government

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos make up the fourth largest group of unauthorized migrants in the United States as of January 2008, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a report released Tuesday.

Of the 11.6 million unauthorized migrants believed to still be in the US, the DHS said Mexicans comprised the most, with 7.03 million.

After Mexico came El Salvador (570,000), Guatemala (430,000), the Philippines and Honduras (300,000), Korea (240,000), China (220,000), Brazil (180,000), Ecuador (170,000), and India (160,000).

4th most illegal migrants in US from RP – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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