Despite efforts by governments in Latin America, illicit drugs continue to provide one of the largest incomes for criminal organizations, enabling them to penetrate and corrupt political and social institutions.
There is an undeniable regional trend of moving away from the ‘war on drugs’ in Latin America. This briefing explains the background, summarises the state of ongoing drug law reforms, and makes recommendations to move the debate forward.
Nogal wat landen in Latijns-Amerika willen af van de oorlog tegen drugs. De oorlog, die vooral in Mexico en Centraal-Amerika een zware tol eist, heeft gefaald, zeggen ze. Ze zullen dit weekend op de Top van de Amerika's pleiten voor alternatieven.
In Brazil, the first large crack consumption market appeared at the end of the 1980s in São Paulo and expanded during the 1990s reaching its peak halfway the decade. Crack use spread to other regions in Brazil during the 1990s, in particular to youngsters from low-income population in
urban areas. A 2002 survey among young street dwellers in all...
Useful web resources on Drugs and Latin America