Items tagged with coca

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The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context [31.01.2013] The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of curre ...
Why we took cocaine out of soda [30.01.2013] When cocaine and alcohol meet inside a person, they create a third unique drug called cocaethylene. Cocaethylene works like cocaine, but with more eu ...
Coca and Snus: Sweden's self-defeating hypocrisy on drugs [15.01.2013] Tradition is disposable. Evidence is marginal. Economic arguments are not important. This, in a nutshell, is what Sweden said to the UN to oppose tra ...
Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia [14.01.2013] Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the trea ...
Bolivians demand the right to chew coca leaves [13.01.2013] A major international row with wide-ranging implications for global drugs policy has erupted over the right of Bolivia's indigenous Indian tribes to ...
The condemned coca leaf [12.01.2013] Last week, the United Nations voted on an appeal by Bolivia to amend the international treaty that prohibits the chewing of coca leaf. Bolivia won a ...
Schijnheilig bezwaar van Nederland tegen het kauwen van coca bladeren [11.01.2013] De Nederlandse regering heeft bij de Verenigde Naties bezwaar aangetekend tegen de herintreding van Bolivia in het Enkelvoudig Verdrag inzake verdove ...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven ...
Partial, symbolic victory for Bolivia in battle to legalize coca leaf [11.01.2013] Evo Morales’ global crusade to decriminalize the coca leaf, launched in 2006 after the coca growers’ union leader was first elected president of Boli ...
To look tough on drugs, and please the US, the UK is willing to trample on indigenous rights [06.01.2013] The UK says in its objection to Bolivia's reaccession to the 1961 UN Single Convention with a reservation that allows for the traditional chewing of ...
Objections to Bolivia's reservation to allow coca chewing in the UN conventions [03.01.2013] Sweden joined the United States and the United Kingdom in objecting to the re-accession of Bolivia to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
Has Bolivia's coca-growing scheme worked? [03.01.2013] Bolivian president Evo Morales, a former coca-leaf farmer, came to power promising to defend the right of Bolivians to produce coca for traditional u ...
European Union discussion on response to Bolivia's denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [28.11.2012] The following notes are summaries of the EU Horizontal Working Party on Drugs discussions about Bolivia’s coca amendment and denunciation of the 1961 ...
An opportunity lost [18.11.2012] At the International Conference on Alternative Development (ICAD), held in Lima from 14 to 16 November, the Peruvian Government supported by the UNOD ...
U.S. marijuana vote may have snowball effect in Latin America [07.11.2012] Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet ar ...
Fact Sheet: Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions [09.10.2012] Version in PDF 1. An ECOSOC mandated study published in 1950 as the Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf, recommends to suppress “the ...
The International Drug Control Treaties [31.07.2012] The way the world looks at drug control is changing. There has been a growing awareness of the issue for the past decade, as well as increasing publi ...
How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs [29.07.2012] Like thousands of other Bolivians, Marcela Lopez Vasquez's parents migrated to the Chapare region, in the Andean tropics, desperate to make a living ...
Bolivia defends coca consumption at U.N. meeting [11.03.2012] Bolivian President Evo Morales defended Bolivians' right to chew coca leaves, the main ingredient of cocaine, on Monday, saying it was an ancient rad ...
Commanding general confidence? [11.03.2012] This note provides an overview of human rights and international law concerns raised by the 2011 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control ...
A Regretful Spirit [28.02.2012] The terms used in the preface to the 2011 INCB annual report leave no doubt as to the illness afflicting this UN body: a (deep) regret is running thr ...
The UN International Narcotics Control Board Releases 2011 Annual Report [28.02.2012] The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors implementation of the global drug treaties, has trained its fire on Bolivia, th ...
Response of Bolivia to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) [23.02.2012] In a letter to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) the Government of Bolivia rejects the judgments made by the independent agency of the ...
Peru’s New Drug Chief: Country “Let Down Its Guard” in Eradication [18.01.2012] The outspoken Ricardo Soberon was head of Devida for about five months and was in favor of a stronger intervention in drug policies by his institutio ...
Back to Business as Usual as Peru Loses Progressive Drug Czar [15.01.2012] Despite promising signs that Peru’s new president was ready to take a fresh approach to drug policy, focused on attacking traffickers and not coca fa ...
Peru replaces drug czar who de-emphasized coca plant eradication, saying it hurt poor growers [10.01.2012] Peru’s government on Tuesday replaced its drug czar, whose refusal to endorse an all-out coca crop eradication effort put him at odds with the Cabine ...
Bolivia, the coca leaf and the right to reserve [02.01.2012] Just before ending 2011, Bolivia presented the formal notification to the United Nations secretariat in New York, announcing their re-adherence to th ...
Bolivia’s Morales wants UN to lift ban on chewing coca leaves in 2012 [26.12.2011] Bolivian President Evo Morales believes that in 2012 the United Nations will finally agree that chewing of coca leaves is a legal ancient tradition o ...
Evo does not convince the INCB on coca chewing [16.12.2011] The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, yesterday asked inspectors of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of the United Nations to suppor ...
Drug Policy in the Andes [15.12.2011] Fifty years after signing the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 40 years after the U.S. government declared a "war on drugs," ma ...
Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs [30.10.2011] A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging ont ...
Peru's new anti-drug czar in delicate dance with U.S. [18.10.2011] Peru's leftist government has scored some early victories in its bid to overhaul anti-drugs policy in the world's top coca grower while keeping the U ...
Cocaine's becoming king in Peru [24.09.2011] For years, Peru had a simple policy to fight cocaine: destroy the coca plants that were the key ingredient in the drug. It did not go so well. That h ...
La Bolivia sotto Inquisizione [20.07.2011] Martin Jelsma (Transnational Institute, Amsterdam) racconta per la rubrica di Fuoriluogo sul Manifesto del 20 luglio 2011 la crociata contro la Boliv ...
Coca is not Cocaine [19.07.2011] On June 22nd under instruction from President Evo Morales (an ex-coca grower and leader of Bolivia’s powerful coca federation), Bolivia’s congress vo ...
Bolivia drops out of UN drug pact to protect its coca chewers [18.07.2011] Bolivia has presented a denunciation to the UN that seals its resignation from the United Nations 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which ban ...
Bolivia and the international drug control regime [15.07.2011] Bolivia has denounced the International Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which bans the traditional practice of chewing coca leaf. Adam talks with Marti ...
Bolivia’s legal reconciliation with the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [11.07.2011] On 29 June 2011, the Bolivian government denounced the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol, indicating its inten ...
Treaty guardians in distress [11.07.2011] Just when you start to see glimmers of hope that the troubled UN drug control system is opening up for a change process, its principal guardian the I ...
INCB Regrets Bolivia’s Denunciation of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [05.07.2011] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) regrets the decision by the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to denounce the Single ...
Bolivia formally renounces UN narcotics convention because it penalizes coca-leaf chewing [30.06.2011] Bolivia's government has informed the United Nations it is renouncing the world body's anti-drug convention because it classifies coca leaf as an ill ...
Bolivia Withdraws from the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [30.06.2011] The Bolivian government formally notified the UN Secretary General of its withdrawal from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (as amended by ...
Bolivia’s concurrent drug control and other international legal commitments [30.06.2011] Bolivia’s denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is not just about one treaty. It is about finding an appropriate balance betwe ...
Bolivia’s denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [30.06.2011] Bolivia initially proposed an amendment to article 49, deleting the therein contained obligation that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished”. The arti ...
Bolivia to denounce and rejoin the 1961 UN Single Convention with respect to coca leaf chewing [24.06.2011] Press conference by H.E. Pablo Solon, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on the theme, "denounce and rejoin the Single Co ...
Bolivia to withdraw from drugs convention over coca classification [24.06.2011] Bolivia is set to withdraw from an international narcotics convention in protest at its classification of coca leaves as an illegal drug. President E ...
Bolivia Steps Up Campaign at U.N. to Legalise Coca Leaf [30.04.2011] Is coca a dangerous drug that should be tightly regulated, or an essential part of Andean indigenous people's cultural and medicinal heritage? Or per ...
The 2011 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [25.03.2011] The 54th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was the first for the new Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. ...
TNI Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs [24.03.2011] The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the bedrock of the current UN drug control system. TN ...
Lifting the ban on coca chewing [18.03.2011] January 31 marked the close of the 18-month period during which countries could submit objections to Bolivia’s proposal to remove from the 1961 Singl ...

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