Drug Policy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 00:00
"Revising the international community's focus on drugs ... cannot be delayed," the leaders of Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize and Guatemala said in a joint statement.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 00:00
The first U.S. states to decriminalize will spur demand at a time when Central American nations and Mexico are paying a high price to halt shipments, Chinchilla said.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 00:00
Mexico's president Felipe Calderon was joined by political leaders from Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize in calling for the UN to study the effects of the legalisation of the drug by Colorado and Washington.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 00:00
Mexican president urges officials in North and Central America to 'explore all possible alternatives' to reduce cartels' influence.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 00:00
Americans are beginning to understand that prohibition is not an effective way to discourage drug use. But if Mr. Pena Nieto wants to make Mexico a more just society, he had better not wait for the huge American federal bureaucracy.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 00:00
Three Central American countries are joining Mexico in calling for the Organization of American States to study the effect of the pot votes - considering it could impact their efforts to fight drugs.
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 00:00
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 00:00
The head of President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto's transition team stated that the move to legalize marijuana in two US states means the incoming Mexican government will have to review its policies on the drug.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 00:00
Mexican officials report that the country has seized over 500 illegal planes and destroyed nearly 4,000 illegal airstrips since 2006, as part of an effort to combat aerial drug trafficking that has forced traffickers to use alternative methods.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 00:00
The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana smuggling across the border, the main adviser to Mexico's president-elect said Wednesday.

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