Drug Policy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 07:06
Colombia’s National Police has sent a commission of high-profile officials to Mexico to help find “El Chapo,” the recently escaped leader of the feared Sinaloa Cartel, newspaper El Tiempo reported on Tuesday.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 07:08
Not only are there questions over how appropriately the security forces react in confrontations with civilians, but the importance of the military itself in Mexico's democracy may yet come under scrutiny.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 06:18
Opinion on drugs in Latin America varies widely, with neighbors often differing sharply. Across the region, marijuana is viewed as less dangerous than both alcohol and tobacco.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 07:09
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said in an annual report that 106,000 acres of land were used to grow coca in 2014, down 14% from 123,000 acres the prior year.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 06:47
Once again, there are significant discrepancies between how much coca the White House estimates is grown in Colombia, versus numbers from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 06:29
After more than eight years of widespread violence spanning two Mexican presidential administrations, the country's drug war has led to the consolidation of just two remaining major cartels and the splintering and degradation of the country's other drug trafficking organizations.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:59
The arrest of a special investigations agent wanted for extradition by the United States over alleged connections to Honduran drug kingpins the Valles casts a new light on the ongoing failures of attempts to weed out police corruption in Honduras.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:37
The vast majority of Colombians are against the government agreeing to a bilateral ceasefire with the FARC. While this position is respectable and understandable, it is also very erroneous and even harmful.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:17
An improved doctrine on the use of information operations in North America could greatly improve efforts to curtail the drug cartels in Mexico.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 06:26
A former delegation chief of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) is speaking out this weekend about what he believes are the failures of Costa Rica’s drug enforcement policy.