Items tagged with latin american debate

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Uruguay’s marijuana law turns pharmacists into dealers [19.07.2017] The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must register with the government. Machines will scan buyers’ fingerprints at every purchase, and there...
People in Latin America are starting to turn against outlawing marijuana [27.02.2017] Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to a study published the Inte...
Election may be a turning point for legal marijuana [23.10.2016] To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit dru...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1...
UNGASS 2016: A Broken or B-r-o-a-d Consensus? [05.07.2016] A special session of the General Assembly took place in April revealing a growing divergence in the global drug policy landscape. Difficult negotiati...
The movement to legalize pot gains speed in the Americas [21.04.2016] In the shift toward legalization of marijuana, the Americas have emerged as a leader. This is a remarkable shift for a region that includes some of t...
‘Addicted to punishment' [13.04.2016] Latin American leaders may be patting themselves on the back for engineering next week’s Special Session of the UN General Assembly in New York to re...
Will UNGASS 2016 be the beginning of the end for the ‘war on drugs’? [16.03.2016] In April 2016, the UN will dedicate, for the third time in its history, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss global ...
Latin America’s crackdown on drugs defies its progressive rhetoric [12.11.2015] “We were having dinner—my daughter, grandchild, and me,” says Ramona, a 67-year-old Mexican woman who is serving a sentence of four-and-a-half years ...
Chile considers cannabis decriminalization [17.08.2015] With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries decriminalizing marijuana. The initiativ...
Latin America rethinks drug policies [26.05.2015] During the 1980s and 1990s, as the United States battled the scourge of cocaine throughout the hemisphere, Washington did most of the talking. Latin ...
More South America teens using cocaine: Report [04.05.2015] The Organization of American States' (OAS) latest drug consumption report highlights shifting trends in drug use among youths in the Western Hemisphe...
Drug policy innovations in the Americas [11.03.2015] In recent years, the Americas have been at the forefront of calls for a meaningful review of traditional approaches to drug control based on tough la...
The United States rethinks draconian drug sentencing policies [27.01.2015] Across the Americas, an unprecedented debate on drug policy reform is underway. While a regional consensus on what form those reforms should take rem...
Fixing a broken system [28.12.2014] Despite efforts by governments in Latin America, illicit drugs continue to provide one of the largest incomes for criminal organizations, enabling th...
Prohibition is not working: the case for sanity in the war on drugs [29.10.2014] The House of Commons will today debate whether to rethink the war on drugs. While it is only a backbench business debate, and is therefore not bindin...
At its XLVI Special Session in Guatemala, the OAS General Assembly adopts resolution on the drugs problem in the Americas [23.09.2014] The Organization of American States (OAS) adopted by acclamation a resolution that underscores "the importance of hemispheric and international coope...
OAS chief urges new approach to failed ‘war on drugs’ [12.09.2014] With the Organization of American States due to hold a special general assembly in Guatemala on illicit drugs in less than a week, OAS Secretary Gene...
Latin America’s Anti-drug Policies Feed on the Poor [04.09.2014] Poor young men, slumdwellers and single mothers are hurt the most by anti-drug policies in Latin America, according to representatives of governments...
V Latin American and I Central American Conference on Drug Policy [25.08.2014] In this edition, the 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy aims to be a platform for discussion and elaboration of so...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Mexican president hints may be open to change in marijuana laws [07.06.2014] Mexico and the United States cannot pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted as saying, h...
Promoting Human Rights - Based Drug Policies in Latin America [27.12.2013] "Latin American countries can take the lead in ensuring that national, regional, and ultimately international drug control policies are carried out i...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin...
Uruguay legalizes pot, recasting drug war [10.12.2013] The Uruguay Senate approved a bill to legalize marijuana and put its trade into state hands, in what many experts said marks a new model for the war ...
Leaked paper reveals UN split over war on drugs [30.11.2013] Major divisions over the global "war on drugs" have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organisation's long-term strateg...
Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas [25.11.2013] We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up ...
US Attorney General Holder rejects mass incarceration, 'one-size-fits all' security policies [21.11.2013] Speaking at a meeting of the hemisphere's security ministers in Medellin, United States Attorney General Eric Holder touted the Obama administration'...
Uruguay's likely cannabis law could set tone for war on drugs in Latin America [18.11.2013] The marijuana regulation bill, which has been passed by the lower house of the Uruguayan parliament, will allow registered users to buy up to 40g a m...
Kofi Annan: Stop 'war on drugs' [05.11.2013] Each year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested an...
Weed: Decriminalise to stabilise [26.10.2013] Jamaica's current volatile security environment and its economic malaise are reasons enough to seriously consider joining their Latin American counte...
Latin America builds momentum against US-backed drug war [09.10.2013] One after another, Latin American leaders rose to the podium at the last UN General Assembly to take a stand against the United States' signature sec...
Latin American leaders bring drug policy debate to the United Nations [29.09.2013] At the annual UN General Assembly meeting held in New York, presidents from around the world have the chance to state their views on the key internat...
Guatemala president to UN: Reform global drug policy [25.09.2013] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina rose to power in 2011 on the promise of crushing organized crime. The former army general pledged high-securit...
Colombian president tells U.N. the drug war has not been won [24.09.2013] The "war on drugs" has not been won, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the United Nations, exhorting the world body to add teeth to the Spe...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas (Version 2) [15.08.2013] At the root of the drug policy debate in Latin America is growing recognition that present policies have failed to achieve the desired objectives, th...
Cardoso Endorses Uruguay’s ‘Regulacion Responsable’ [19.07.2013] In an op-ed first published in Mexico’s El Universal and Brazil’s O Globo on Tuesday, Cardoso praised the proposal’s potential to take away profits w...
Guatemala Minister of Foreign Affairs presents results of OAS General Assembly meeting, focused on drug policy, to full house at UN Headquarters in New York [11.07.2013] It was nearly standing room only Monday at UN Headquarters in New York, for a presentation of the Organization of American States’ reports on “The Dr...
Launching the debate [30.06.2013] In April 2012, most of the hemisphere’s presidents gathered at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia and held a closed-door meeting where...
Latin American leaders chart course for drug policy debate [20.06.2013] This year’s annual General Assembly meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS), which brings together the hemisphere’s foreign ministers, m...
Latin American Nations Debate Legalizing Pot [13.06.2013] At last week's annual summit of the Organization of American States, Latin American leaders distanced themselves from the United States' drug policie...
What is Different in the Drug Policy Debate in the Americas? [10.06.2013] After four decades of the monologue of the “war on drugs”, the Americas open the door for the debate, breaking the taboo to discuss new approaches to...
Declaration of Antigua Guatemala “For a comprehensive policy against the world drug problem in the Americas" [10.06.2013] The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Member States of the Organizations of American States (OAS) gathered in Antigua, Guat...
OAS chief calls for “long-awaited” debate on drug policy [25.05.2013] Following the release of a major draft report on drug policy in the Americas, the secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) call...
Drug-law reform: Inching forward [24.05.2013] Seven of the world’s eight most violent countries lie on the bloody trafficking route from the cocaine fields of the Andes to the nostrils of North A...
OAS recommends decriminalization of drugs [19.05.2013] The decriminalization of drug use and the regulation of marijuana consumption are the principle recommendations made in The Drug Problem in the Ameri...
Breaking the taboo about drugs [17.05.2013] After more than four decades of a failed war on drugs, calls for a change in strategy are growing louder by the day. In Latin America, the debate is ...
OAS study eyes marijuana decriminalization [17.05.2013] An Organization of American States study in response to calls by some Latin American leaders for rethinking the war on drugs advocates serious discus...
Study of the Organisation of American States (OAS) [17.05.2013] On May 17, 2013, the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Sa...
Colombian President Santos, OAS Chief Insulza to present new study on drug policy alternatives [12.05.2013] This Friday, May 17, in Bogotá, Colombia, Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will present Colombian Presiden...

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