Items tagged with peru

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Coca leaf: Myths and Reality [16.06.2020] Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when they refer in fact to cocaine. TNI's D...
Comparing models of drug decriminalisation [31.12.2019] Decriminalisation refers to the repeal of laws and policies that define drug use and/or the possession of drugs for personal use as a criminal offenc...
Peru [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Peru Trend In Peru, the traditional use of the coca leaf is an ancestral practice which has never bee...
People in Latin America are starting to turn against outlawing marijuana [27.02.2017] Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to a study published the Inte...
Peru's Government proposes to legalise medical marijuana [09.02.2017] Peru's government says it will present to the opposition-dominated legislature a plan to legalise the medical use of marijuana “for the treatment of ...
The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [27.10.2016] The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1...
Is the global cocaine trade in decline? [23.06.2016] The latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2016 World Drug Report presents a long-term analysis of cocaine production, seizures and ...
Latin America’s crackdown on drugs defies its progressive rhetoric [12.11.2015] “We were having dinner—my daughter, grandchild, and me,” says Ramona, a 67-year-old Mexican woman who is serving a sentence of four-and-a-half years ...
People deprived of their liberty for drug offenses: The social costs of drug policy [02.11.2015] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) released a series of new studies showing that despite the...
In Search of Rights [09.07.2014] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law ( Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) has published a new study that assesses state responses ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin...
Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas [25.11.2013] We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up ...
Between Reality and Abstraction [31.12.2012] At the International Conference on Alter­native Development (ICAD), held 15-16 November 2012 in Lima, the Peruvian Government continued to insist on ...
An opportunity lost [18.11.2012] At the International Conference on Alternative Development (ICAD), held in Lima from 14 to 16 November, the Peruvian Government supported by the UNOD...
UN International Guiding Principles on Alternative Development [08.11.2012] In November 2011 I was invited by the Thai government to take part in an international delegation to develop a set of UN International Guiding Princi...
Peru’s Ex-Drug Czar on Where the Government is Going Wrong [16.07.2012] Peru is fighting on two fronts against an expanding cocaine trade and resurgent Shining Path guerrillas. The country's former top anti-drug official ...
Latin America's fatal prison problem [14.05.2012] Prison riots in Venezuela. Jailbreaks in Mexico. Prison fires in Honduras. Latin America is displaying violent cases of the ails of its prison system...
Sex and drugs and private cells [28.03.2012] A deadly riot in Mexico and an inferno in Honduras have turned the searchlight on conditions in Latin America's overcrowded and anarchic prisons. Of ...
Peru’s New Drug Chief: Country “Let Down Its Guard” in Eradication [18.01.2012] The outspoken Ricardo Soberon was head of Devida for about five months and was in favor of a stronger intervention in drug policies by his institutio...
Back to Business as Usual as Peru Loses Progressive Drug Czar [15.01.2012] Despite promising signs that Peru’s new president was ready to take a fresh approach to drug policy, focused on attacking traffickers and not coca fa...
Peru replaces drug czar who de-emphasized coca plant eradication, saying it hurt poor growers [10.01.2012] Peru’s government on Tuesday replaced its drug czar, whose refusal to endorse an all-out coca crop eradication effort put him at odds with the Cabine...
Drug Policy in the Andes [15.12.2011] Fifty years after signing the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 40 years after the U.S. government declared a "war on drugs," ma...
Peru's new anti-drug czar in delicate dance with U.S. [18.10.2011] Peru's leftist government has scored some early victories in its bid to overhaul anti-drugs policy in the world's top coca grower while keeping the U...
Cocaine's becoming king in Peru [24.09.2011] For years, Peru had a simple policy to fight cocaine: destroy the coca plants that were the key ingredient in the drug. It did not go so well. That h...
The Case of Peru [08.12.2010] In Peru, the law on drugs does not punish drug use or drug possession for personal use by imprisonment. Nonetheless, as the Peru chapter of the study...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Peru [07.12.2010] Peru is a major world producer of coca leaf and its derivatives. Since the year 2000, successive Peruvian administrations have followed a drug policy...
Prison Inc.? An Illusionary Response [05.10.2010] In the last few years, many Latin American countries face a dilemma – imported from Western countries – of conceding some if not all of its penitenti...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [21.08.2009] On July 30th the Bolivian proposal to amend the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs by deleting the obligation to abolish the chewingof coca lea...
Law on Coca Flour [24.03.2009] In Peru, the commercialization of coca leaf powder or coca flour has seen a huge increase in popularity in the market for healthy food, with a fairly...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2...
INCB: controversial statements on coca leaf [05.03.2008] Read here the full text of the controversial statements on coca leaf included in this year's Annual Report of the INCB. Some highlights: > "The Board...
Response to INCB's Annual Report 2007 [02.03.2008] The 2007 INCB Annual Report shows some signs of a more balanced approach by the INCB to the policy dilemmas around proportionality of sentences and h...
Broken promises and coca eradication in Peru [01.03.2005] The forced crop eradication policy implemented by the Peruvian government over the past 25 years has failed. The official strategy has exacerbated so...
Coca or death? [01.04.2004] Following Bolivia's 2002 parliamentary elections, the success of the political party headed by cocalero leader Evo Morales, rekindled debate regardin...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...

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