Archives for drug policy

US Foreign Policy in Latin America: Wolf, are you there?

1 Sep, 2022
Manuel Carranza

Image: Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, testifies on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2021. The United States (US) continues its efforts to tackle illicit trafficking and organized crime at home but has further restrained its engagement in Latin America. It…

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Seeing Through the Havana Peace Agreement’s Approach to Drug Policy

14 Nov, 2018
Dr. Julian Fernandez

When Colombia’s ex-president Juan Manuel Santos left office in June 2018, his country boasted of over 209,000 hectares of coca leaf – the most it has ever had. Santos’s political opponents blame him for the boom in coca cultivation, claiming that at the end of his predecessor Alvaro Uribe’s administration, the number of…

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Dealing with Drugs: Consensus at Last?

20 Aug, 2018
Deborah Alimi

This year’s World Drug Report is yet another piece of evidence that the international community faces a daunting task. Despite century long efforts by global law enforcement, the illicit market continues to expand, with global illicit opium production jumping by 65 per cent from 2016-2017 (the highest estimate yet recorded) and New…

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