Drugs Policies

Guatemalan president leads drug legalization debate

Collection: 
Drug Law reform in Guatemala
English
Suites: 
Drugs & Democracy
Subtitle: 
Martin Jelsma on Latin American countries taking steps to decriminalization
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Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina isn't the first leader to propose that legalizing drugs may help stem drug violence.... Read more

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International Seminar “La lucha contra el crimen organizado: hacia una estrategia integral”

English

Speaker(s)

Tom Blickman

Organised by

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) , Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia CASEDE

Blickman's presentation was included in the panel entitled, "Policies to prevent addiction," which addressed issues such as: the relevance of policies to prevent addiction in the fight against drug trafficking, the successful experiences that are known about, and relevant health policies. The presentation was based on general considerations and take into account particular aspects of the Dutch case.

Taking advantage of his stay in Mexico City, Tom Blickman was also invited to participate in the 5th meeting of the Observatory of Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, 6 and 7 April. The event was sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Colombia - FESCOL.

Like the International Seminar, this meeting was also attended by numerous international experts devoted to the subject of organized crime.

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2011 to Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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Seminario Internacional “La lucha contra el crimen organizado: hacia una estrategia integral”

Spanish

Ponente(s)

Tom Blickman

Organised by

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) , Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia CASEDE

La presentación de Blickman estuvo incluida en el panel titulado, “Políticas de prevención de adicciones”, que abordó cuestiones como: la relevancia de las políticas de prevención de adicciones en la lucha contra el narcotráfico; las experiencias exitosas que se conocen al respecto; y las políticas sanitarias pertinentes. La presentación partió de consideraciones generales y tuvo en cuenta algunos aspectos particulares del caso holandés.

Aprovechando su estadía en la Ciudad de México, Tom Blickman fue invitado igualmente a participar en la 5ta reunión del Observatorio del Crimen Organizado en América Latina y el Caribe, el 6 y 7 de abril. El evento fue auspiciado por la Friedrich Ebert Stiftung en Colombia – FESCOL.

Al igual que el Seminario Internacional, esta reunión contó también con la participación de numerosos especialistas internacionales dedicados al tema del crimen organizado.

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2011 to Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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Drogas y Democracia

Suu Kyi’s release far from certain

Collection: 
Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar
Drug Policy in Myanmar
English
Suites: 
Drugs & Conflict
Drugs & Democracy
Myanmar in Focus
Subtitle: 
Burmese elections will be the most defining moment in Burmese politics for a generation
Article type: 
In the media
Body: 

As the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute noted in a briefing paper released yesterday: “The elections will be Burma’s most defining political moment for a generation.”... Read more

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Development first: lessons learned in promoting rural development and reducing illicit crop cultivation in Afghanistan and the Andes

Speaker(s)

Tom Kramer

Organised by The Washington Office on Latin America

In cooperation with

Senator Bob Menendez
Chairman, Subcommittee on International Development
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

and

Representative John Tierney
Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

FEATURED SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE

Tom Kramer
Researcher, Drugs and Democracy Program, Transnational Institute (TNI)
The Netherlands 

Carlos Rosero
Founder, Black Communities Process (PCN)
Colombia

Vanda Felbab-Brown
Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative
The Brookings Institution 

James T. Smith
Independent Consultant
Former Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator,
USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade

Coletta Youngers
Senior Fellow
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

English
Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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