The Philippines' new president is waging a drug war that has killed nearly 1,800 people

August 23, 2016 1:55 AM

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The Philippines' new president is waging a drug war that has killed nearly 1,800 people

When Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines' president, took office in June, he announced a sweeping crackdown on drug trafficking in the island nation.

In the seven weeks since, nearly 1,800 suspected drug dealers have been killed.

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