Items tagged with guatemala initiative

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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...
Drug-law reform: Inching forward [24.05.2013] Seven of the world’s eight most violent countries lie on the bloody trafficking route from the cocaine fields of the Andes to the nostrils of North A...
Colombian President Santos, OAS Chief Insulza to present new study on drug policy alternatives [12.05.2013] This Friday, May 17, in Bogotá, Colombia, Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will present Colombian Presiden...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe...
Guatemala proposes "alternative strategies for combating drugs" [24.02.2013] The Secretary General of the OAS highlighted the assignment received during the Sixth Summit of the Americas in 2012, which urged the OAS to analyze ...
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...
Davos 2013: Soros calls for new strategy on drugs [23.01.2013] George Soros has called for an end to the West's "war on drugs". Soros has thrown his weight behind a push by Guatemalan President Perez Molina, who ...
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...
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 ...
Drug legalization in Latin America: Could it be the answer? [15.10.2012] Washington’s hard-lined anti-legalization position is unlikely to waiver regardless of who wins the upcoming U.S. presidential election. A more impor...
How Latin America may lead the world in decriminalizing drug use [09.10.2012] While Latin America insists that policy change must be the focus of a coordinated global effort, the region seems bent on advancing reform, with or w...
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 ...
U.S.-led "war on drugs" questioned at U.N. [26.09.2012] The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala all called for a vigorous global debate of drug laws at the United Nations on Wednesday, raising new...
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...
Legal marijuana debated as Belize joins regional push on drugs [16.07.2012] Marijuana possession may be decriminalized in Belize as the Central American nation joins a list of countries from Mexico to Uruguay whose leaders ha...
Mexico's President-Elect: Legalization Should Be Part of Drug Strategy Debate [02.07.2012] The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, said Mexico should have a debate about legalizing and regulating, an approach advocated by other L...
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...
International 'anti-drug' summit in Peru attempts to maintain drug war status quo: Will it succeed? [22.06.2012] The global debate on drug policy is getting more interesting, due in no small part to initiatives from Latin America. The Uruguayan government’s June...
Should Latin America End the War on Drugs? [30.05.2012] After decades of war with drug cartels, Latin America faces sickening levels of violence and corruption that have spread throughout the region. At a ...
Drugs: The Rebellion in Cartagena [23.05.2012] The startling, unprogrammed, and rebellious discussion about drugs that took place among hemispheric leaders in April at a summit in Cartagena, Colom...
Drug war will change course in 2013 [26.04.2012] When the recent Summit of the Americas in Colombia decided to commission a study on whether to decriminalize drugs, many thought that would be the en...
The drug war spreads instability [25.04.2012] The war on drugs doesn’t just cause human misery. It contributes to the political instability of many parts of the world. Countries such as Mali, Gui...
It's time to transform the global war on drugs [24.04.2012] At the recent Summit of the Americas, Latin America's leaders pressed Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama to study alternat...
War on drugs: There has to be a better way [24.04.2012] The most important story of the Summit of the Americas was the Latin American demand to open the debate on an alternative to the ‘war on drugs’. The ...
Drug-law reform genie freed from bottle at Summit of the Americas [19.04.2012] Present international drug control policies are deeply-rooted and change will no doubt come slowly. However, as a result of the Cartagena summit, for...
Obama and the failed war on drugs [15.04.2012] Long before he was in a position to change his country's policies, Barack Obama had firm views on a complex problem: "The war on drugs has been an ut...
Summit of the Americas agree war on drugs a failure [15.04.2012] This weekend’s Summit of the Americas did not produce a joint communiqué charting the future of the hemisphere, but the 31 leaders agreed on one thin...
Colombia calls for global drugs taskforce [14.04.2012] The government of Colombia pushed for the most far-reaching change to policy on drugs since US president Richard Nixon declared war on narcotics four...
At summit, drug talk likely to be hot but hidden [13.04.2012] As the hemisphere’s leaders gather in Colombia this week for the VI Summit of the Americas, their on-camera discussions will be dominated by perennia...
A Better Strategy to Combat Organized Crime in Mexico and Central America [12.04.2012] The Cartagena Summit of the Americas where heads of state will meet in middle April comes at a time of acute crime crisis in Latin America and growin...
Latin American countries pursue alternatives to U.S. drug war [09.04.2012] When President Obama arrives in Colombia for a hemispheric summit this weekend, he will hear Latin American leaders say that the U.S.-orchestrated wa...
'War on drugs' has failed, say Latin American leaders [08.04.2012] A historic meeting of Latin America's leaders, to be attended by Barack Obama, will hear serving heads of state admit that the war on drugs has been ...
Time for Obama to join the debate over the failed war on drugs [08.04.2012] All wars end. Eventually. Even the war on drugs – resilient for so long – is starting to show signs of exhaustion. It is 42 years since President Nix...
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...
U.S. Facing Bold New Calls for “Drug War” Alternatives [02.04.2012] At a poorly attended summit of Central American leaders, President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala reiterated calls for the decriminalization of recre...
Salvadoran leader: I wasn't involved in gang truce [27.03.2012] President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador denied that his government had rewarded his country's two largest street gangs for striking a truce credited ...
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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