Items tagged with colombia

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Latin American nations push UN to drop zero tolerance on drugs [04.10.2012] Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico – hardly liberal bastions – have taken the matter a step further. The Latin American countries, each threatened by dr ...
Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico Urge UN to Review Global Drug Policy [03.10.2012] Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala delivered a landmark declaration to the United Nations Secretary General calling on the organization to lead a debate ...
U.S.-led "war on drugs" questioned at U.N. [26.09.2012] The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala all called for a vigorous global debate of drug laws at the United Nations on Wednesday, raising new ...
Colombian prosecutor calls for drug legalisation referendum [20.08.2012] Colombia's chief public prosecutor has called for a referendum on whether to legalise drug consumption, in response to plans to set up a network of p ...
Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana [02.07.2012] Colombia's Constitutional Court approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for pers ...
Colombia court upholds no jail time for drug use [28.06.2012] Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that people cannot be jailed for possessing cocaine and marijuana for personal use. The decision ratifies a ...
A breakthrough in the making? [25.06.2012] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac ...
Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade' [01.06.2012] While cocaine production ravages countries in Central America, consumers in the US and Europe are helping developed economies grow rich from the prof ...
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 ...
Juan Manuel Santos: 'It is time to think again about the war on drugs' [13.11.2011] Santos spelled out the radical ideas which he hopes will create a fresh approach. He said: "A new approach should try and take away the violent profi ...
Colombian president calls for legalisation of marijuana [26.10.2011] Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian president, has called for the global legalisation of marijuana to help combat the trafficking of harder drugs and r ...
USAID's Alternative Development policy in Colombia [15.10.2011] Alternative Development (AD) must not be part of a militarised security strategy, which is the predominant approach in Colombia. Instead of simply at ...
Colombia Takes Step Towards Drug Decriminalization [25.08.2011] Colombia's Supreme Court ruled against harsh punishments for small-time drug offenders, in a move towards easing up Colombia's zero-tolerance drug la ...
Alternative development from the perspective of Colombian farmers [15.05.2011] Alternative Development programmes have been widely discussed from the point of view of experts, technocrats, politicians and academics, with advocat ...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c ...
The Case of Colombia [08.12.2010] In Colombia, most of the people incarcerated for drug-related crime are merely small-scale participants in the drug trafficking networks, reveals the ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Colombia [03.12.2010] During the 20th century, drug policies in Colombia were increasingly repressive, largely ineffective, and heavily influenced by the international leg ...
How California's Pot Proposition Is Agitating Latin America [31.10.2010] What was Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos smoking? Colombia has long been an obedient lieutenant in the U.S.-led war on drugs, yet there was Sa ...
All Eyes on California [29.10.2010] Registered voters in California will be the ones voting next Tuesday on whether to legalize marijuana under state law. But the ballot initiative in q ...
The drug legalization debate [17.10.2010] Foreign minister Maria Angela Holguín’s statement of last Sunday 10 October is of great importance. According to this statement, Colombia should take ...
Colombia’s new president should call for a dialogue on drugs [18.08.2010] In June 1998, Juan Manuel Santos signed a letter delivered to Kofi Annan, then the Secretary General of the United Nations, calling for “a frank and ...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral ...
Prohibition, a backwards step [01.01.2010] In December 2009, the Congress in Colombia passed a reform to the 1991 Constitution, which considered the possession and consumption of certain quant ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
Alternative Developments, Economic Interests and Paramilitaries in Uraba [01.09.2008] The following document analyses how the Forest Warden Families Programme and the Productive Projects of the Presidential Programme Against Illegal Cr ...
War Without End [07.06.2008] An extraordinary documentary marking a new level in broadcast journalism critiquing the international war on drugs was shown on Irish TV last on 3 Jun ...
INCB: controversial statements on coca leaf [05.03.2008] Read here the full text of the controversial statements on coca leaf included in this year's Annual Report of the INCB. Some highlights: > "The Board ...
Response to INCB's Annual Report 2007 [02.03.2008] The 2007 INCB Annual Report shows some signs of a more balanced approach by the INCB to the policy dilemmas around proportionality of sentences and h ...
Super coca? [20.02.2008] The French news agency AFP recently reported the discovery of a new species of coca plant. According to the report, which was repeated by various med ...
Broken promises and coca eradication in Peru [01.03.2005] The forced crop eradication policy implemented by the Peruvian government over the past 25 years has failed. The official strategy has exacerbated so ...
Plan Afghanistan [01.01.2005] In November 2004 an unknown mystery plane sprayed opium poppy fields in eastern Afghanistan. Although the US denied any involvement, the US State Dep ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
Cross Purposes [01.06.2003] The anti-drug strategy in Colombia limits the establishment of the basic political conditions necessary to attain the socio-economic goals of alterna ...
A Failed Balance [01.03.2002] In the area of failed alternative development (AD) projects, the Andean region has its sorry share to contribute. The constant peasant uprisings n th ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...
Background briefing on UNGASS [24.03.1998] Background on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Control Martin Jelsma TNI Briefing, March 1998 The "Special Session of the ...

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