Items tagged with guatemala

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Guatemala [31.12.2019] Overview of drug policies, drug laws and legislative trends in Guatemala Since his election in 2012, President Otto Pérez Molina has been encouraging...
UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution' [19.04.2016] The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) has approved an agreement that leaves in place the prohibitionist policies banning narcotics us...
Will Guatemala really explore marijuana legalization in 2015? [20.11.2014] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in a recent interview mooted the idea of his country legalizing marijuana next year. Can we really expect bold...
Guatemala may weigh softer drug punishments in liberalization push [14.10.2014] Guatemala will weigh easing punishments for minor narcotics-related offenses as part of a push to liberalize drug policy and explore regulating produ...
Guatemalan president still mulling whether to legalize marijuana [24.07.2014] Will Guatemala ever legalize marijuana? Maybe. The country's president, Otto Perez Molina, didn't rule out the possibility of legalizing the drug dur...
Despenalization of drugs: Realities and Perspectives in Guatemala [02.07.2014] The Institute of National Problematics of the University of San Carlos in Guatemala recently presented a new publication “Despenalization of drugs: R...
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 ...
Guatemalan president eyes drug legalization proposal in late 2014 [02.04.2014] Guatemala could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as it seeks ways to curb the power of or...
Guatemala president to UN: Reform global drug policy [25.09.2013] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina rose to power in 2011 on the promise of crushing organized crime. The former army general pledged high-securit...
Guatemalan president applauds Uruguayan pot legalization vote [05.08.2013] Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has called last week’s approval by Uruguayan lawmakers in the lower house of the legalization of recreational ...
Central America [23.05.2013] Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Central America The Central American region connecting North and South America has traditionally been...
Guatemalan leader sees paradigm shift on drug policy [12.02.2013] Guatemalan President Otto Perez said he is feeling less alone in his drive to re-think the fight against drug-trafficking than a year ago, when he sh...
Guatemala's president: 'My country bears the scars from the war on drugs' [18.01.2013] This is at the heart of the awakening in Latin America, a feeling that drugs prohibition has allowed rich and powerful cartels to rise to such promin...
The Northern Triangle’s drugs-violence nexus [28.11.2012] Mexico has occupied the limelight when it comes to media attention focusing on drug-related violence in Latin America. However, it is actually Centra...
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. ...
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 ...
AP Interview: Guatemala prez says legalize drugs [24.09.2012] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is advocating the international legalization of drugs even as he is moving to fight narcotics cartels with the...
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...
We have to find new solutions to Latin America's drugs nightmare [08.04.2012] Guatemala will not fail to honour any of its international commitments to fighting drug trafficking. But nor are we willing to continue as dumb witne...
Chronicle of a debate foretold [04.04.2012] Political divides in the Central American region around drug control surfaced sharply at the recent regional summit on “New Routes against Drugs Traf...
Central American drug summit inconclusive [24.03.2012] A conclave of Central American presidents meeting in Guatemala to discuss a major overhaul of their drug laws — including legalization or decriminali...
Guatemala sets out plans to shake up anti-drug policy [23.03.2012] Guatemalan President Otto Perez on Saturday set out a raft of proposals to tackle rampant drug-fuelled violence in Central America, including decrimi...
Guatemalan president leads drug legalization debate [22.03.2012] On the campaign trail, Otto Perez Molina vowed to rule his country with an iron fist. The retired general said he would send troops into the streets ...
'This Debate Will No Longer be Suppressed' [09.03.2012] Latin American leaders are increasingly speaking out against prohibition. And public opinion in America, especially when it comes to legalizing pot, ...
Just say no [05.03.2012] Given the recent calls by several Latin American presidents for a debate on legalising drugs, would the United States show any flexibility in its sta...
VP Biden goes to Latin American amid drug debate [02.03.2012] Vice President Joe Biden heads to Latin America Sunday amid unprecedented pressure from political and business leaders to talk about something U.S. o...
Interview: Guatemala president says drug war can’t be fought with arms [15.02.2012] Guatemala’s first president with a military background in 25 years said Tuesday the drug war can’t be won with arms alone, and pledged that his admin...
Guatemala president weighs drug legalization, blames US for not reducing consumption [14.02.2012] U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President O...
Legalizing drugs gains ground in Latin America [13.02.2012] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has repeated his suggestion that Guatemala and the other nations of Central America should consider decriminal...

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