Category Archives: Mexico

El presidente Lázaro Cárdenas intento de legalizar las drogas en febrero de 1940

From Gonzalo Lopez, this interesting historical fact: ” LA COSA NOSTRA EN MÉXICO” de JUAN ALBERTO CEDILLO.  Para enfrentar el aumento de las adicciones, el gobierno del presidente Lázaro Cárdenas se deshizo del modelo policíaco que las combatía y decretó una “revolucionaria” medidapara   su época: legalizó … Continue reading

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What to expect from the 2016 special UN session on global drug policy?

3 years to shift the balance of power from the drug prohibitionist camp to the reformist camp at the UN On November 27, the UN General Assembly adopted a Mexican proposal to hold an emergency drug policy summit, scheduled for … Continue reading

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Turning a corner in the War on Drugs

The decisive victories for marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado on November 6th transform the global drug policy debate After declaring in 1971 “We must wage total war against public enemy number one in the United State, the problem of … Continue reading

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Obama’s quandary

After two decisive victories for marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington State, what to expect from Obama? With the historic and decisive victories for marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington State, the War on Drugs has been dealt a severe blow … Continue reading

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Are we turning a corner in the War on Drugs?

The likely victory of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado will transform the global drug policy debate A landmark victory of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado will put internal & external pressure for drug policy reform on the US … Continue reading

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MJ legalization initiatives and emergence of a coalition for drug policy reform in Latin American

In a significant development in the rapidly evolving drug policy debate, the governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico issued on Monday October 1 a joint declaration demanding the UN revision of drug policy. In their declaration, the three countries denounce … Continue reading

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Declaración Conjunta de los Gobiernos de Colombia, Guatemala y México

Nueva York, 01 de octubre de 2012 Los Gobiernos de Colombia, Guatemala y México, convencidos de que la delincuencia organizada transnacional y, en especial, la violencia que ésta despliega para llevar a cabo sus actividades delictivas, representan un grave problema … Continue reading

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Joint declaration of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico concerning UN revision on drug policy

The governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico, are convinced that transnational organized crime and in particular the violence it generates when carrying out their criminal activities, present a serious problem that compromises the development, security and democratic coexistence of all … Continue reading

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Drug legalization debate brought to the UN General Assembly

The 76th UN assembly opened its doors in New York yesterday, Monday September 24, and for the first time ever, drug legalization will be brought up by no less than three Latin American heads of state. Both Guatemalan and Colombian … Continue reading

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Drug legalization debate intensifies in Latin America

The state of drug policy Reform in Latin America Latin America has been (and still is) the hardest-hit region by the War on Drugs. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is the part of the world with the … Continue reading

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