Items tagged with mexico

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Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb ...
Mexico’s missing marijuana mystery [03.02.2015] Every year, soldiers roam Mexico’s hinterland in search of illegal marijuana plots. Massive eradication campaigns have been part of Mexican life sinc ...
Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply U.S. heroin boom [02.02.2015] Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of G ...
Mexico: Challenging drug prohibition from below [13.01.2015] The horrific forced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala reveals how organised crime and corruption thrive in conditions of institutional or democr ...
Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth [11.01.2015] Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new ...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev ...
No, legal US drugs aren’t being trafficked into Mexico en masse [02.12.2014] The US Drug Enforcement Agency has now walked back statements it made about the trafficking of marijuana grown in the US to buyers in Mexico, after b ...
Legal pot in the U.S. may be undercutting Mexican marijuana [30.11.2014] Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon ...
Mexico legislators consider regulating marijuana to protect human rights [13.07.2014] In Mexico, since 2006 a public security strategy has been implemented based on militarization, which has prioritized the use of force – including let ...
In Search of Rights [09.07.2014] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) has published a new study that assesses state responses t ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Mexican president hints may be open to change in marijuana laws [07.06.2014] Mexico and the United States cannot pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted as saying, h ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Mexico City could be home to the most important marijuana decriminalization effort yet [17.02.2014] Lawmakers in Mexico's national legislature and Mexico City's Legislative Assembly introduced twin bills to overhaul the country's drug possession and ...
Mexico City lawmakers propose legalizing sale of marijuana, regulating production in capital [12.02.2014] Lawmakers proposed allowing the sale of marijuana within Mexico City. The local legislature controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is ...
Uruguay legalizes pot, recasting drug war [10.12.2013] The Uruguay Senate approved a bill to legalize marijuana and put its trade into state hands, in what many experts said marks a new model for the war ...
Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas [25.11.2013] We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up ...
Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels [03.11.2013] Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years. We might think this has nothing to do with us, but in fact we are a ...
North America’s largest city moves to legalize pot [14.10.2013] Legislators in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, are preparing to push through certain measures that would decriminalize and regulate t ...
Towards an International Drug Peace: A Perspective from Mexico [17.09.2013] Jorge Hernández Tinajero, president of Mexico City’s Collective for a Holistic Policy Towards Drugs (CUPIHD), shares an international perspective on ...
Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book? [12.08.2013] Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the cur ...
Mexico could legalize marijuana in five years: former president [22.07.2013] Mexico could legalize marijuana within the next five years, stripping brutal drug cartels of a major source of income, former President Vicente Fox s ...
In Mexico, guilty till proven innocent [07.06.2013] The case of Yanira Maldonado brought international attention once more to the innocent people getting caught in Mexico's drug war. Maldonado, a U.S. ...
Deficiencies in financial oversight enable money laundering [15.05.2013] In July 1989, the leaders of the economic powers assembled at the G7 Paris summit decided to establish a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to counte ...
In Latin America, U.S. focus shifts from drug war to economy [04.05.2013] Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles ag ...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03.05.2013] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
'They stole our dreams': blogger reveals cost of reporting Mexico's drug wars [02.04.2013] For three years it has chronicled Mexico's drug war with graphic images and shocking stories that few others dare show, drawing millions of readers, ...
Mexico goes after the narcos [24.02.2013] Gang-outreach schemes, community centers, employment projects and construction programs aimed at transforming chaotic urban jungles. “There is a comp ...
Mexico's disappeared [19.02.2013] This 176-page report documents nearly 250 “disappearances” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, from December 2006 to Decem ...
Report: Mexico disappearances constitute 'crisis' [19.02.2013] Human Rights Watch called Mexico's anti-drug offensive "disastrous" in the report Mexico's Disappeared: The Enduring Cost of a Crisis Ignored, that c ...
Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime [12.02.2013] Mexico's new administration has offered the first details of its new strategy in the country's war on drugs, saying the government will spend $9.2bn ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S. [04.01.2013] The success of legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington has sparked a new conversation in a nation that is one of the world's top marijuan ...
Mexico changes stance in drug war – but little difference seen from Calderón [17.12.2012] Mexico's new president has outlined a security strategy aimed at reducing drug war-related violence that, rhetorically at least, contrasts starkly wi ...
Turning over a new leaf [30.11.2012] Faced with this soiled wedge between state legislation and federal law within the United States, Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his ...
Mexico's drug war bright spot hides dark underbelly [27.11.2012] For four years, Ciudad Juárez on the border with Texas was convulsed by daily slaughter, becoming the murder capital of the world and a shocking illu ...
Can Obama and Peña Nieto Clear the Marijuana Smoke? [27.11.2012] Like a growing number of Latin American leaders, Peña, who takes office Dec. 1, says it may be time to reassess the drug war. In an interview with TI ...
"Impossible" to end drug trade, says Calderón [23.11.2012] Ending the consumption and the trafficking of illegal drugs is “impossible”, according to Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s outgoing president. In an intervi ...
Mexico lawmaker introduces bill to legalize marijuana [14.11.2012] A leftist Mexican lawmaker on Thursday presented a bill to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana, adding to a growing chorus of Latin Am ...
Mexican president says marijuana legalization votes leave U.S. with no 'moral authority' for drug war [12.11.2012] Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country's "moral authority" ...
The will of the voters [12.11.2012] Now that the voters in Colorado and Washington have approved marijuana legalization initiatives, attention has turned quickly to questions surroundin ...
Leaders in Latin America call for review of drug policy after 2 U.S. states vote to legalize marijuana [12.11.2012] A group of Latin American leaders declared that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug ...
Disproportionate penalties for drug offenses in Mexico [11.11.2012] The story of the Mexican drug war has generally focused on the violence perpetrated by drug cartels and the apparent inability to bring so many crimi ...
Legalisation in U.S. States may prompt changes in Mexico’s anti-drug policy [07.11.2012] The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will pro ...
Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies [07.11.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña N ...
Mexico's new gov to review pot fight after US vote [07.11.2012] The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana s ...
Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot [05.11.2012] Over the past year, the world has eyed Latin America as it has forged forward, in both policy and politics, with a rethink of the “war on drugs.” (Se ...
Narco-states grope for new strategy [04.11.2012] Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala face the need to modify their approach to the fight against drug trafficking and are urging the world to do the same. ...
Legalising marijuana: The view from Mexico [02.11.2012] Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on whether to legalise marijuana. Polls suggest that the initiatives have a decent chance of pass ...

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