Drug Policy

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.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 08:03
After meeting with Peru’s Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines described Ollanta Humala’s government as key partner in the fight against drug trafficking.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 07:42
Anti-drug authorities in Peru eradicated a record amount of coca in 2015, but this achievement is unlikely to have a major impact on the regional drug trade.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:17
After nearly 80 years of war, Colombia is on the cusp of closing a historic peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC), the country’s largest guerrilla group. The parties have set a March 23, 2016 deadline to conclude talks. Drug cultivation and trafficking are crucial aspects of the deal, as drug profits have long enabled the country’s violent conflict.