Items tagged with eradication

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Bolivia stands up to US with coca-control policy [29.09.2015] The Habeas Coca report, published by Open Society Foundations in July, found that Bolivia slashed its illicit coca production by 34 percent over the ...
Building on Progress [14.08.2015] Bolivia has seen a decline in coca cultivation for the fourth consecutive year, according to data released today by the United Nations Office on Drug ...
Habeas Coca [14.07.2015] With significant pressure and earmarked funding from the United States and other demand-side countries, the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, an ...
Colombia says rise in coca cultivation shows why it was right to stop spraying [01.07.2015] A new UN study showing a steep rise in the cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine offers fresh support to Colombia’s recent decision to end the ...
Defying U.S., Colombia halts aerial spraying of crops used to make cocaine [13.05.2015] The government of Colombia rejected a major tool in the American-backed antidrug campaign — ordering a halt to the aerial spraying of the country’s v ...
Colombia to ban coca spraying herbicide glyphosate [09.05.2015] Colombia has announced it will stop using a controversial herbicide to destroy illegal plantations of coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine. The decis ...
Last flight looms for US-funded air war on drugs as Colombia counts health cost [05.05.2015] For more than two decades crop dusters have buzzed the skies of Colombia showering bright green fields of coca with chemical defoliant as part of a U ...
The problem of glyphosate spraying [13.04.2015] An article published recently in El Espectador commented on the two issues that underpin the Colombian discourse on the subject of drugs. To be preci ...
War on dagga puts rural people at toxic risk, specialists warn [18.03.2015] The climate in the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa has made cultivating dagga (cannabis sativa) popular since people settled here cent ...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016 [16.02.2015] In April 2016, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to evaluate drug policy in a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGAS ...
Mexico’s missing marijuana mystery [03.02.2015] Every year, soldiers roam Mexico’s hinterland in search of illegal marijuana plots. Massive eradication campaigns have been part of Mexican life sinc ...
Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply U.S. heroin boom [02.02.2015] Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of G ...
Jumblatt renews calls to legalize marijuana [13.12.2014] Walid Jumblatt has renewed calls to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana. The head of the Progressive Socialist Party wrote that the time h ...
Marijuana farmers in the Bekaa struggling to survive as profits decline [12.09.2014] Farmers in the Bekaa Valley are not ashamed of growing marijuana. It is neither a disgrace nor a mistake, “We grow it to survive” they say candidly. ...
Violents affrontements entre autorités et cultivateurs de kif [15.07.2014] Le 7 juillet dernier, une violente altercation a opposé les forces de l'ordre aux cultivateurs de cannabis dans la tribu de Beni Barbar car les autor ...
Cannabis farmers to resist state’s decision to destroy crops [08.07.2014] The government's decision to begin destroying cannabis farms in the Bekaa Valley has angered impoverished farmers whose livelihoods rely heavily on d ...
Bekaa farmers push against eradicating marijuana growth in Lebanon [02.06.2014] The growth of cannabis is gradually increasing in the fields in the Bekaa valley. This is mainly due to policies adopted by successive governments th ...
Lebanon: Greener grass [01.10.2013] Cannabis cultivation in Lebanon, which dates back centuries, became organised during French rule in the early 20th century, but it was in the lawless ...
Analysis: Colombia’s fight against the coca trade [05.09.2013] EL TARRA, 28 August 2013 (IRIN) - The Colombian government believes people should just say no to growing coca: those that do not, risk aerial sprayin ...
High in the Rif, Morocco’s kif culture thrives [27.05.2013] "If you try to grow other crops here they will fail," says Ahmed, surrounded by lush green fields of cannabis, the illegal plant he and thousands of ...
FARC proposes drug legalization at peace talks [06.02.2013] At peace talks in Cuba, Colombian guerrilla group the FARC outlined a proposal to legalize drug consumption and cultivation, complementing reforms th ...
The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context [31.01.2013] The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of curre ...
Has Bolivia's coca-growing scheme worked? [03.01.2013] Bolivian president Evo Morales, a former coca-leaf farmer, came to power promising to defend the right of Bolivians to produce coca for traditional u ...
Yammouneh rises: Hashish is our livelihood [04.08.2012] Clashes erupted in the town of Yammouneh in the Bekaa valley between local hashish farmers and security forces. The farmers in the largely marginaliz ...
Cannabis fields in Bekaa destroyed for second day [23.07.2012] Authorities continued efforts to eradicate cannabis fields in the Bekaa, east Lebanon, as normal activity in the region remained subdued due to repor ...
Lebanon: Hashish growers and the Government face off [13.07.2012] It is hard to predict how this year’s planned destruction of the hashish crop in the Bekaa will play out. The farmers insist on confronting any such ...
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 ...
USAID's Alternative Development policy in Colombia [15.10.2011] Alternative Development (AD) must not be part of a militarised security strategy, which is the predominant approach in Colombia. Instead of simply at ...
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 ...
Human Rights and Drug Policy [30.11.2010] In many countries around the world, drug control efforts result in serious human rights abuses: torture and ill treatment by police, mass incarcerati ...
Morocco tells Europe: don't go soft on cannabis [10.06.2010] Morocco has cut cannabis traffickers’ revenue to less than one-third of its 2005 level but its efforts could be undermined if Europe relaxes its poli ...
Drug policy reform in practice [14.08.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
From Golden Triangle to Rubber Belt? [01.07.2009] In the Kokang and Wa regions in northern Burma opium bans have ended over a century of poppy cultivation. The bans have had dramatic consequences for ...
Round Table on Alternative Development [15.03.2009] The last of the four ‘round tables’ of the high-level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was devoted to the broad issue of Countering illici ...
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 ...
International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 [05.03.2009] Produced by an Oscar-winning studio for the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Institute, International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 ...
Bangkok Dialogue [18.02.2009] The Transnational Institute (TNI) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) co-hosted the First Southeast Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, 12-14 ...
Toward a Paradigm Shift [12.02.2009] Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of production and on the disruption of drug flows as well as on the criminalization of consumption h ...
Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle [09.01.2009] Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest re ...
UNGASS review reaches critical stage [03.11.2008] Transnational Institute, November 2008 The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage. ...
The current state of drug policy debate [09.06.2008] Martin Jelsma, from the Transnational Institute, prepared an analysis for the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, explaining the drug p ...
War Without End [07.06.2008] An extraordinary documentary marking a new level in broadcast journalism critiquing the international war on drugs was shown on Irish TV last on 3 Jun ...
Latin America needs a new drug policy approach [02.05.2008] Friday, 2 May 2008 TNI’s Martin Jelsma participated in the inaugural meeting in Rio de Janeiro of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democrac ...
Commenting Mr. Costa's opening remarks [21.03.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) made some interesting video news items on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In this one leading civils soc ...
SCOPE: Proposal by the UNDCP, 1 December 1997 [24.02.2008] FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY E/CN.7/1997/PC/CRP.11 1 December 1997 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH FOR COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS ACTING AS PREPARATORY BODY FOR THE SPE ...
Missing Targets [01.09.2007] Despite efforts by the Afghan government and the international community to reduce poppy cultivation, opium production in Afghanistan has once again ...

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