Drug Policy

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 07:49
Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, speaks about the Afghan National Drug Action Plan.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:19
Mexico extradited two drug kingpins and 11 other men to the U.S. Wednesday, fulfilling yearslong U.S. requests that had apparently stalled.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 06:52
The US has again "decertified" Bolivia over what it calls a failure to comply with international narcotics agreements, despite recent data showing the country has achieved an unparalleled decrease in coca cultivation compared to other Andean nations in South America.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:14
The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme. The indictments, secured in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting called "Operation Naked King," have not been previously reported.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:28
Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit and/or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:20
A sweeping new report by 17 organizations across Latin America, the United States and Canada calls attention to how drug policies have infringed on human rights. The study covers a wide range of issues, from lengthy prison sentences for minor drug offenders to prohibitive drug policies that run counter to international human rights and highlights how harsh drug policies often have a disproportionate effect on the most vulnerable sectors of society.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 06:01
Ecuador is to toughen up penalties for drug possession after President Rafael Correa launched a broadside against "impunity" for microtraffickers "poisoning the population," rowing back on previous moves to liberalize the country's drug policy and further confusing an already muddled system.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:01
Plan Colombia is a joint effort by the Colombian and U.S. governments, initiated in 1999 to end the armed conflict, ongoing since the 1960s, between left-wing guerrilla groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and governmental forces.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 07:20
President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed an immediate crackdown on drugs, dealers and their dens at the Coast.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 06:45
An approach similar to the failed "drug war" in Colombia continues in Peru with rampant human rights violations, according to analysts and activists.