Category: Drug Policy media


The resurgence of cocaine shows that, for millennials, ethics are a pick and mix

Millennials are an ethical bunch. Veganism is on the rise, primarily down to the environmental impact of meat production and animal welfare issues. At universities, statues of historic British figures are squabbled over due to their racism or imperialism. Abortion; assisted suicide; racial profiling by the police; clothes manufacturing; bamboo coffee cups.


La escalada de violencia y muertes pone en alerta a Río

La Nación Julho, 2017 O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo… Pero cada vez más peligroso. Cuando faltan pocos días para que empiecen las vacaciones de invierno, una ola de violencia ha dejado numerosos inocentes muertos y heridos por balas perdidas y ataques en la ciudad carioca.


How to fix Latin America’s homicide problem

The Conversation, Robert Muggah, 28/06/2017 In the 1990s, the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province Medellin had one of the world’s highest-ever recorded murder rates: 380 homicides per 100,000 people. After national authorities wrested control of the city’s poorest communities from paramilitaries, mayor Sergio Fajardo


Latinoamérica en rojo: un tercio de los homicidios ocurren en la región

[El Clarin. Alejandra Sánchez y José Luis Pardo] En América Latina sólo vive el 8% de la población mundial, pero es la región más violenta del planeta, con 400 asesinatos diarios. En Argentina se cometen siete por día. Sergio Vicente Goulard está desnudo sobre una


Rio’s Fight Against Crime Enters the 21st Century

Bloomberg View – Data mapping offers cops the chance to leapfrog not just criminals, but a stodgy bureaucracy. By Mac Margolis June 9, 2017 Whenever violent crime gets out of hand in Rio de Janeiro, as it frequently has, the public glare has fallen on


Ilona Szabó on “Sem Censura”

Watch Igarapé’s executive director Ilona Szabó de Carvalho participation on “Sem Censura”, TV Brasil’s show. She speaked about her book, “Drogas – as histórias que não te contaram”, and about drug policy.


Will Brazil’s prison riots spur needed reforms?

[Em inglês] Authorities are struggling to contain deadly clashes between rival gangs in prison, which threaten to ignite more violence on the street. Long-term, the Brazilian government will have to revisit its “lock them up” policy and build political support to address overcrowding.


What is at stake for Latin America in 2017?

7 February, 2017 An expert panel share their thoughts on the social challenges for the region this year   ‘Some of the richest people in the world are from Latin America’ Inequality is the key issue in Latin America, along with education. Some of the


‘Duterte in full control of drug war’ – Palace

[Em inglês] “President Rodrigo Duterte is in full control of the drug war,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said, as he dismissed the recommendation by the author that the international community impose “economic sanctions” on the Philippines.


Precisamos falar sobre drogas

Valor Econômico – Em 1998, o slogan da Sessão Especial da Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas (Ungass, na sigla em inglês) defendia rígidas políticas de controle de drogas

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