Drug Policy

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.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 09:10

In December 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderon kicked off a new phase of the decades-long drug war when he sent thousands of federal soldiers and police into his home state of Michoacán to battle criminal groups operating in the region. This battle soon became a nationwide war that continues to this day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 06:49
The United States treasury department has designated Peruvian Maoist rebel group Shining Path a "significant foreign narcotics trafficker".
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:41
Much light has been shed on the safety issues facing America — of gang violence; of police shootings; of structural, poverty driven crime. Such issues are not unique to the U.S., however, and eyewitness accounts as well as statistics would suggest that the right to basic safety is more routinely violated south of our nation’s borders.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:26
The United States has a strained relationship with several governments that have a major stake in the drug trade. In the years ahead, Washington may be able to strengthen regional cooperation if it places greater emphasis on the tools and expertise it has to offer.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 06:48
The growing consumption of illicit drugs in young people shows that the anti-drug policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) has collapsed and the plans to combat the scourge yielded disastrous results says the analysis published by the University of Panama (UP) two days ago.