Drug Policy

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:38
Argentina is investigating a judge for pardoning and releasing drug traffickers in exchange for bribes, echoing similar scandals elsewhere in the region, particularly Peru.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 03:52
"We're celebrating because the ruling recognizes the rights we have as citizens," Rivera said before adding, "Mexico is barely opening the path for cannabis."
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 07:03
The Peruvian Air Force (FAP, for its Spanish acronym) and the Colombian Air Force (FAC, for its Spanish acronym) have reached an accord to exchange information and conduct joint training sessions to combat drug-trafficking organizations.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:27
Mexico's Supreme Court has voted in favor of allowing four individuals the right to grow and transport marijuana for their own recreational use in an historic decision that represents a major step towards legalization in the future.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 06:10
A recent interview with William Brownfield provides an insight into how the United States views the current state of drug trafficking in Colombia, and the potential future of its criminal landscape in the midst of political change.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:42
Public and political opinion regarding the so-called “War on Drugs” is shifting on a global scale. In the United States, the originator of the term and the country responsible for investing in foreign military intervention to combat the illegal narcotics, there is a growing opinion that the War on Drugs is not only a failure, but also a negative societal influence both at home and abroad.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 06:24
Responding to public concerns over growing drug activity and violence in the country, Argentina's leading presidential candidates have offered similar -- and somewhat alarming -- solutions to these issues ahead of Sunday's elections.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 06:31
The U.S. President’s National Drug Control Strategy Interdiction Committee met with President Luis Guillermo Solís and other Costa Rican officials as part of a regional tour Wednesday. The committee’s visit to Costa Rica coincides with the latest dust-up over the landing of U.S. military aircraft in Costa Rica as part of the joint patrol agreement between the two countries.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 06:04
Adding to mounting public criticism of the “war on drugs,” a scathing new report from a coalition of human rights groups alleges that countries in the Americas have carried out the fight against the drug trade “in contradiction to their human rights obligations.”
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:48
Bolivia's intelligence service has detected the presence of aircraft apparently being used for spying, Deputy Social Defense and Controlled Substances Minister Felipe Caceres said.