The State Will Sell Marijuana to Registered Consumers

June 19, 2012
El Pais, Uruguay

English Translation

The Different Projects on Drugs

June 4, 2012
La Voz, Argentina

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Deputies Will Discuss Decriminalization of Drug Possession

May 24, 2012
Info Region, Argentina

English Translation

On June 5, the Addiction Prevention and Criminal Legislation commissions of the House of Representatives will begin the analysis of the projects that propose the decriminalization of drug possession for personal consumption.

Mario Fiad, head of the Addiction Prevention and Drug Trafficking Control commission and the ‘kirchnerista’ Oscar Albrieu, president of Criminal Legislation, agreed to coordinate the timing of the bodies necessary for the review of the project.

Juanes is in favor of decriminalizing drugs


English Translation

The war against drug trafficking in Mexico, which has left over 47,000 dead in the last five years, is a lost war until drugs are decriminalized and the Mexican government treats it as an education and public health issue, said the Colombian singer Juanes.

Guatemala Expects New Ideas against Drug Trafficking at Summit

May 22, 2012
Prensa Libre, Guatemala

English Translation

Guatemala hopes that for the next Ibero-American Summit in November, the OAS can present studies on the various proposals to combat drug trafficking, including decriminalization of drug consumption.

“We hope that the studies are relatively finished by the Ibero-American Summit and finished for the OAS General Assembly in Guatemala in June 2013,” said Guatemalan foreign minister Harold Caballeros to EFE, who is currently on an official visit to Tokyo.

Chile and drugs: a debate that requires more coherence

May 21, 2012
Eduardo Vergara B.

English Translation

Decriminalizing drugs, another Kirchner move that divides opposition

May 14, 2012
Martín Bravo
Clarin, Argentina

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The Future of Mexico’s Drug Strategy

May 9, 2012
Manuel Corrales
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Manuel Corrales, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, analyzes the future of Mexico’s drug strategy in light of the Summit of the Americas and the upcoming Mexican presidential elections.

Drug war will change course in 2013

April 26, 2012
Andres Oppenheimer
The Miami Herald

Andres Oppenheimer explains why 2013 will be a turning point in the war on drugs, including the inauguration of a new Mexican president; marijuana legalization proposals in California, Oregon, and Washington; and the OAS study on alternatives to prohibition.

The legalisation debate broadens

April 19, 2012
The Economist

In an interview with The Economist, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina discusses the broadening debate on alternatives to drug prohibition, including legalization.

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