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    The widening gap in America's two tiered society

    Emily Spence
    31 August 2009
    In the media
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    Mexico and Argentina Enact Drug Decriminalization, US Drug Policy Increasingly Out of Step

    28 August 2009
    In the media

    In the last eight days, the decriminalization of drug possession has gone into effect for 150 million Latin Americans.

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    Camp for Climate Action

    26 August 2009 - Event
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    Con-con by May 2010 'mission impossible,' analysts say

    Johanna Camille Sisante
    27 August 2009
    In the media
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    Stepping away from the darkness

    Martin Jelsma
    27 August 2009
    In the media
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    Moby Dick and Asian typhoons

    Saul Landau
    27 August 2009
    Article
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    Personnel shortage

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    27 August 2009
    Article
    The triumph of liberal ideas turned Eastern Europe into an intellectual desert where only ethnic nationalism weeds sometimes flourished. The positive influence of the economic crisis upon the society is that the crisis makes people think and be open to other ideas.
  10. Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

    27 August 2009
    Article

    Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in the region have taken similar steps.

  11. Argentina’s Supreme Court Rules Sanctions for the Possession of Marijuana Unconstitutional

    26 August 2009
    Article

    The Argentine Supreme court ruling that declares unconstitutional the imposition of criminal sanctions for the possession of small quantities of marijuana for personal use represents an important step toward distinguishing between drug use and drug trafficking.

  12. Argentina’s Supreme Court Rules Sanctions for the Possession of Marijuana Unconstitutional

    Sebastian Scholl
    26 August 2009
    Press release

    The Argentine Supreme court ruling that declares unconstitutional the imposition of criminal sanctions for the possession of small quantities of marijuana for personal use represents an important step toward distinguishing between drug use and drug trafficking.

     

  13. Drug Policy Reform in Practice

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman
    25 August 2009
    Paper

    The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the paper "Drug policy reform in practice: Experiences with alternatives in Europe and the US".

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    Searching for enemies

    Gabriel Kolko
    24 August 2009
    In the media
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    The EU-India Free Trade Agreement

    Traidcraft
    24 August 2009
    Article
    Negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and India could pose serious threats to India’s development and to efforts to redress poverty and inequality.
  16. Coca chewing out of the UN convention?

    Martin Jelsma
    21 August 2009
    Article

    On July 30th the Bolivian proposal to amend the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs by deleting the obligation to abolish the chewingof coca leaf was on the ECOSOC agenda (UN Social and Economic Council). After informal negotiations, the 54 members of ECOSOC decided unanimously to pass the amendment proposal on to the Parties of the Convention for their consideration. They now have 18 months to express any objections or comments on the Bolivian request.

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    The nuclear gang rides again

    Saul Landau
    20 August 2009
    Article
  18. Stepping away from the darkness

    Martin Jelsma
    19 August 2009
    In the media

     

    The Drug War has failed. After more than 20 years of tirelessly pushing for the same policy, the efforts have not been able to bring the expanding illicit drug markets under control and instead have led to an unmanageable crisis in the judicial and penitentiary systems, human rights violations, the consolidation of criminal networks and the marginalization of drug users who are pushed out of reach of health care services. For these reasons, some Latin American countries are starting to explore a more effective and honest drug policy.


    Newsweek Argentina, August 19, 2009

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