Drug Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:18
Honduras is one of the most violent nations in the world. The situation in the country’s second largest city, San Pedro Sula, demonstrates the depth of the problem.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 06:53
Around two-thirds of Colombia's coca crop — which supplies 95 percent of cocaine consumed in the U.S., according to State Department estimates — is controlled by the Marxist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 06:30
El jefe de la Sedronar, el cura Juan Carlos Molina, anticipó ayer el envío al Congreso de tres proyectos de ley que apuntan a definir un marco regulatorio de las publicidades de alcohol y medicamentos y que buscan terminar con la criminalización del consumo de drogas.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 07:59
Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited with President Luis Guillermo Solís and Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa to discuss anti-narcotics operations and future collaboration between the allies, at the Casa Presidencial in the Costa Rican capital on Thursday morning.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 07:26
A group of experts and former world leaders has issued one of the sharpest criticisms yet of the global War on Drugs, calling the U.S.-led policy a “failure” and calling for a massive overhaul of international drug policy, including pushing for legalization of some substances.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 21:38

On August 22, in the first of ten drug policy forums to be held around the country, Colombian Justice Minister Yesid Reyes expressed his belief that the nation must find "more efficient" policies than prohibition and imprisonment to deal with drug use. "The evaluation that should be made is how much has imprisonment affected the control of drug use and the answer seems to be that its impact is minimal," he said.

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:40
"We have spent billions of dollars on an ineffective war that has claimed more than 60,000 lives in Mexico alone in the last six years," Santos said.
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 07:07
Uno de los objetivos de aquel anteproyecto era despenalizar la tenencia para consumo y permitir que los jueces puedan aplicar penas más bajas cuando quien trafica drogas es una persona en estado de particular vulnerabilidad.
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 06:59
Con amplio rechazo de la opinión pública, incluso de votantes de la coalición de izquierda oficialista, el gobierno de José Mujica ha dado pasos lentos en la instrumentación de la ley, e incluso la reglamentó fuera de plazo.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 06:50
Around 2,000 inmates convicted of low-level drug offences could be released in Ecuador under a new criminal code.