Drug Policy

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:34

UN Office on Drugs and Crime, last Wednesday:

“[P]otential cocaine production in 2011 remained stable at 345 tons, down 1 per cent from 350 tons in 2010.”


White House Office of National Drug Policy, today:

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 00:00
Apoyar a los cultivadores antes que criminalizarlos, como se hara en Narino, es un paso en la senda correcta.
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 00:00
Along the Guayabero, some farmers said they've tried to make the switch to legal crops, but with no roads to market and punishing cargo rates on the river, they've given up. Coca buyers, on the other hand, make house calls.
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 00:00
Colombia's program to eradicate coca-the raw material of cocaine-is a failure and the money would be better spent on efforts to alleviate rural poverty, the governor of the southwestern province of Narino said.
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 00:00
Uruguay has taken the experimentation to another level. United Nations officials say no other country has seriously considered creating a completely legal state-managed monopoly for marijuana.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:08

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime today released its estimate of how much coca, the plant used to make cocaine, was cultivated in Colombia last year. The report is making headlines in Colombia because, for the first time since 2007, the estimate for 2011 shows an increase in coca-growing — to 64,000 hectares from 62,000 in 2010.

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 00:00
We increase the violence in Mexico both by buying the drugs and then by trying to stop them from coming in.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 00:00
El proximo 8 de agosto los presidentes de Centroamerica se reuniran en Nicaragua para discutir sobre el combate al narcotrafico y la propuesta de despenalizacion de las drogas hecha por Guatemala
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 00:00
Now the drugs most likely to land Americans in emergency rooms cannot be interdicted.
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 00:00
For the families taking part in the project, cocoa is a livelihood alternative, enabling them to support themselves and strengthen their foothold in a region that has been wracked by armed conflict.