Items tagged with mexico

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North America’s largest city moves to legalize pot [14.10.2013] Legislators in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, are preparing to push through certain measures that would decriminalize and regulate t ...
Towards an International Drug Peace: A Perspective from Mexico [17.09.2013] Jorge Hernández Tinajero, president of Mexico City’s Collective for a Holistic Policy Towards Drugs (CUPIHD), shares an international perspective on ...
Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book? [12.08.2013] Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the cur ...
Mexico could legalize marijuana in five years: former president [22.07.2013] Mexico could legalize marijuana within the next five years, stripping brutal drug cartels of a major source of income, former President Vicente Fox s ...
In Mexico, guilty till proven innocent [07.06.2013] The case of Yanira Maldonado brought international attention once more to the innocent people getting caught in Mexico's drug war. Maldonado, a U.S. ...
Deficiencies in financial oversight enable money laundering [15.05.2013] In July 1989, the leaders of the economic powers assembled at the G7 Paris summit decided to establish a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to counte ...
In Latin America, U.S. focus shifts from drug war to economy [04.05.2013] Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles ag ...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03.05.2013] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
'They stole our dreams': blogger reveals cost of reporting Mexico's drug wars [02.04.2013] For three years it has chronicled Mexico's drug war with graphic images and shocking stories that few others dare show, drawing millions of readers, ...
Mexico goes after the narcos [24.02.2013] Gang-outreach schemes, community centers, employment projects and construction programs aimed at transforming chaotic urban jungles. “There is a comp ...
Mexico's disappeared [19.02.2013] This 176-page report documents nearly 250 “disappearances” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, from December 2006 to Decem ...
Report: Mexico disappearances constitute 'crisis' [19.02.2013] Human Rights Watch called Mexico's anti-drug offensive "disastrous" in the report Mexico's Disappeared: The Enduring Cost of a Crisis Ignored, that c ...
Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime [12.02.2013] Mexico's new administration has offered the first details of its new strategy in the country's war on drugs, saying the government will spend $9.2bn ...
Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia [14.01.2013] Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the trea ...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven ...
Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S. [04.01.2013] The success of legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington has sparked a new conversation in a nation that is one of the world's top marijuan ...
Mexico changes stance in drug war – but little difference seen from Calderón [17.12.2012] Mexico's new president has outlined a security strategy aimed at reducing drug war-related violence that, rhetorically at least, contrasts starkly wi ...
Turning over a new leaf [30.11.2012] Faced with this soiled wedge between state legislation and federal law within the United States, Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his ...
Mexico's drug war bright spot hides dark underbelly [27.11.2012] For four years, Ciudad Juárez on the border with Texas was convulsed by daily slaughter, becoming the murder capital of the world and a shocking illu ...
Can Obama and Peña Nieto Clear the Marijuana Smoke? [27.11.2012] Like a growing number of Latin American leaders, Peña, who takes office Dec. 1, says it may be time to reassess the drug war. In an interview with TI ...
"Impossible" to end drug trade, says Calderón [23.11.2012] Ending the consumption and the trafficking of illegal drugs is “impossible”, according to Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s outgoing president. In an intervi ...
Mexico lawmaker introduces bill to legalize marijuana [14.11.2012] A leftist Mexican lawmaker on Thursday presented a bill to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana, adding to a growing chorus of Latin Am ...
Mexican president says marijuana legalization votes leave U.S. with no 'moral authority' for drug war [12.11.2012] Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country's "moral authority" ...
The will of the voters [12.11.2012] Now that the voters in Colorado and Washington have approved marijuana legalization initiatives, attention has turned quickly to questions surroundin ...
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 ...
Disproportionate penalties for drug offenses in Mexico [11.11.2012] The story of the Mexican drug war has generally focused on the violence perpetrated by drug cartels and the apparent inability to bring so many crimi ...
Legalisation in U.S. States may prompt changes in Mexico’s anti-drug policy [07.11.2012] The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will pro ...
Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies [07.11.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña N ...
Mexico's new gov to review pot fight after US vote [07.11.2012] The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana s ...
Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot [05.11.2012] Over the past year, the world has eyed Latin America as it has forged forward, in both policy and politics, with a rethink of the “war on drugs.” (Se ...
Narco-states grope for new strategy [04.11.2012] Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala face the need to modify their approach to the fight against drug trafficking and are urging the world to do the same. ...
Legalising marijuana: The view from Mexico [02.11.2012] Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on whether to legalise marijuana. Polls suggest that the initiatives have a decent chance of pass ...
Hit Mexico’s Cartels With Legalization [01.11.2012] We have to face up to the hard reasons why thousands of young men (and some women) with full mental faculties have become serial killers. These reaso ...
Mexico study: US legalization cuts cartel profits [30.10.2012] A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washi ...
First Survey of Illegal Drug Users in Mexico City [23.10.2012] The principal motivation for implementing this survey was the lack of existing information regarding the relationship between drug users and their so ...
Latin American nations push UN to drop zero tolerance on drugs [04.10.2012] Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico – hardly liberal bastions – have taken the matter a step further. The Latin American countries, each threatened by dr ...
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 ...
Inside the Golden Triangle [29.08.2012] After some initial difficulty, Miguel Angel Vega, a writer for the Sinaloa-based Rio Doce newspaper, was able to gain access to the Sierra Madre Occi ...
Far but near: Marijuana reform in Mexico? [19.08.2012] The world-wide debate over cannabis reform appears to be gaining uncommon speed and unexpectedly it is in Latin America that the winds of change have ...
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 ...
Mérida: continued support for a failed strategy [21.05.2012] Some five years ago, after Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón declared a War on Drugs followed by a firm military crackdown on drug trafficking organ ...
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 ...
Considering New Strategies for Confronting Organized Crime in Mexico [29.03.2012] Mexico has experienced an unprecedented rise in crime and violence over the past five years with over 47,000 people killed in crime related violence ...
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 ...
Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed [20.09.2011] Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of na ...
Tackling Violence in Mexico [10.09.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) translated the article La raíz de la violencia by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez that was originally publis ...
Mexico's Narco-Epiphany: Is Calderón Suggesting the U.S. Legalize Drugs? [30.08.2011] The central statistic of Mexico's violent drug war – 40,000 gangland murders in the past five years – is repeated so often it almost fails to alarm u ...
Mexico's Drug War, Feminized [14.08.2011] Mexico's drug war is more than an armed conflict. With government estimates of its death toll well above 30,000, it is now a humanitarian crisis affe ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...

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