Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico's 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
After a short suspension of anti-drug operations, President Rodrigo Duterte has resumed his bloody war.
Will America end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?
What has the decade-long frontal assault on cartels achieved?
ASEAN has been silent over the blatant disregard of human lives by the Philippines and Indonesia in the name of the 'war on drugs'.