Drugs News

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

Dec 17, 2014
This article reviews key discussion points made by panelists during the Latin American Program’s launch event on its recent report on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).

Wilson Center cuestiona impacto iniciativa de seguridad

Dec 15, 2014
This article reviews the success and shortfalls of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) based on findings unveiled in the Latin American Program’s recent report, “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.” This article is in Spanish.

US Security Initiative Faces Political Obstacles in Northern Triangle

Dec 11, 2014
InSight Crime reports on the launch of the Latin American Program’s publication “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.”

Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope on Mexico’s drug cartels and ongoing violence

Nov 07, 2014
Director Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope discuss the ongoing violence and what Mexico is doing to combat the cartels on CCTV America's The Heat.

Latinoamérica gira hacia una mayor liberalización social

Nov 05, 2014
Latin American Program Fellow Joseph Tulchin is quoted in this article about growing social liberalization in Latin America. This article is in Spanish.

Los 'mitos' del Procurador en política de drogas

Sep 16, 2014
El Espectador recently published an article by Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón, in which he critiques a report on myths about drug legalization. This article is in Spanish.

Las advertencias para Colombia del informe de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas

Sep 08, 2014
In an editorial piece for El Espectador, Latin America Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón outlines important recommendations from a recently release report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy and implications for policy change in Colombia.

Política de Drogas, en busca de un consenso latinoamericano

Sep 06, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in an article about the challenges in reaching a new consensus on drug policy in Latin America; particularly in regards to legalization and regulation. This article is in Spanish.

Latinoamérica pierde lucha contra drogas por falta de políticas adecuadas

Sep 06, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in an article about the shortfalls of drug policy in the region. This article is in Spanish.

Cierra en Costa Rica conferencia regional sobre políticas de drogas

Sep 04, 2014
This article summarizes key points from the V Latin American Conference on Drug Policy and highlights remarks from Juan Carlos Garzón, Latin American Program Global Fellow and advisor to the Colombian Ministry of Justice. This article is in Spanish.

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