Drug Policy

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:48
Along the northern coast of Honduras, a unique partnership exists between the Honduran Navy trainers of the Centro de Adiestramiento Naval (Naval Training Center) and U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Team trainers as they work to provide basic skills to new members of the Honduran Navy.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:10
The U.S.-driven war on drugs has been ineffective and counterproductive, and in his new book “A History of Violence,” journalist Óscar Martínez shines a light on some of the more devastating consequences of this policy failure in his native El Salvador and surrounding Central American countries.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:33
At the urging of Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia, world leaders met at the United Nations in a special session last week to discuss saner ways to fight the drug trade. They did not get very far toward a shift in approach. Nonetheless, there was a consensus that investing in health care, addiction treatment and alternatives to incarceration would do more to end the drug trade than relying primarily on prohibition and criminalization.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 05:46
The United Nations' special assembly on drug policy ended without significant changes to existing drug conventions despite a push for reform from Latin American countries seeking a less prohibitionist regime. With the huge obstacles to a new international consensus made apparent, reformist countries around the region instead look set to continue national level experiments with drug policy.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:53
A meeting with a delegation of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP), headed by project manager Ernest Robello was held in the Turkmen foreign ministry, the ministry said April 7.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:19
The Dominican Republic and the United States are working in close collaboration to strengthen the countries' amicable relationship and focus on threats posed by transnational organized crime, such as terrorism and the trafficking of drugs, weapons, and humans, the Dominican Republic's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:38
Mexican security experts have warned that local authorities are at risk of losing control of certain parts of the western state of Jalisco amid mounting attacks on security forces.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:03

El Salvador’s mounting security crisis has been met by a heavy-handed government response, which centers on sending the military and police into the streets to outgun the gangs and filling the country’s jails with even the lowest-ranking of alleged gang members. Beyond escalating violence and presenting extremely serious human rights concerns, this plan is simply not working. But, as 2016 unfolds, the government has a chance to set a new course and roll out an existing strategy to curb the violence.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:17
Peru has long vied with Colombia as the world's top producer of cocaine, but has only periodically produced high profile drug lords.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 05:42
Companies cashing in on legal cannabis are considering a bet on Mexico after a supreme court decision raised hopes for a legalisation of medical and recreational marijuana in a country reeling from years of drug violence.