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    Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths

    Ian Scoones, Blasio Mavedzenge
    22 November 2010
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    Since Mugabe initiated a more aggressive land reform programme in Zimbabwe in 2000, the accepted wisdom was that it had been an unmitigated disaster. A new ten-year detailed study of one province in Zimbabwe challenges this view.

  2. Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths

    Ian Scoones
    22 November 2010
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    Since Mugabe initiated a more aggressive land reform programme in Zimbabwe in 2000, the accepted wisdom was that it had been an unmitigated disaster. A new ten-year detailed study of one province in Zimbabwe challenges this view.

  3. Promoting dialogue toward more effective and humane drug policies in Latin America

    15 July 2010
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    TNI-WOLA's new website documents the human toll of failed drug policies in Latin America, providing information, analysis, testimonies and information on efforts for reform.

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    Marijuana and Democracy – All Eyes on California

    John Walsh
    22 October 2010
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    “Democracy is the worst form of government,” as Churchill once put it, “except all those other forms that have been tried.”  Whatever else it should include, it’s hard to imagine democracy without regular, free and fair elections that express the majority’s preferences.

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    “Freedom” – what a pleasant word!

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 January 2010
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    If freedom is defined by a state’s non-participation in economic processes, as the Heritage Foundation suggests, then Haiti today would win first prize, as after the earthquake, it has no government at all.

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    Honduras: The preventive coup (Final Part)

    Saul Landau, Nelson Valdes
    21 January 2010
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    Zelaya's biggest sin was proposing, through a non-binding referendum, a Constitutional convention to consider structural change.

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    A Russian Drug Czar for the world?

    Tom Blickman
    06 July 2010
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    A top Russian diplomat, Yuri V. Fedotov, has emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – the world's new drug czar, according to Colum Lynch, a longtime Washington Post correspondent who reports on the United Nations for Turtle Bay.

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    War on Maoists

    Praful Bidwai
    11 March 2010
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    The Indian government must at once stop the military operation against its own citizens in the tribal heartland and open unconditional talks with the Maoists.

  9. Assassination on Embassy Row: 34 years later

    Saul Landau
    05 October 2010
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    Remembering Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt 34 years after their assassination by Chile's secret police.

  10. Reform proposals and reform to the drug laws in Chile

    01 January 2010
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    A short history of reform and reform proposals to drug laws in Chile

  11. Misguided U.S. economic policies drive many Mexicans to come here

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    04 August 2010
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    Most immigrants would prefer to stay at home with their families and live their own culture, eat their own food, and listen to their own music.

  12. Israel again gives Jews a bad name

    Saul Landau
    17 June 2010
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    Israel's attack against a humanitarian flotilla to Gaza was intended to show the world who is the boss.

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    Force won’t end Naxal problem

    Praful Bidwai
    29 April 2010
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    The only sensible approach is to treat violent acts by the Naxalites as crimes, bring them to book through legal processes, and to launch a huge development programme, based on improved governance, which creates rights to food, water, work, healthcare and education.

  14. Calderon's Visit to Washington

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    26 May 2010
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    The Mexican president was reassured of President Obama's sympathy regarding drug-related gun crime and harsh Arizona anti-immigration laws, but neither gave much attention to the plight of Mexican workers still suffering the economic violence of NAFTA and human rights abuses of the Mexican state.

  15. Australia Should Leave Afghan War

    Tariq Ali
    11 October 2010

    Troops in Afganistan could be withdrawn quite easily if politicians had the will to do so.

  16. Press contacts

    24 June 2010
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    Our experts provide up-to-date information on drug policy developments in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

    The TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform Project can also put you in touch with in-country drug policy experts in Latin America.

    For press inquiries, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Kristel Mucino, Communications Coordinator for the TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform Project:
    kmucino[at]wola.org
    +1-617-584-1713
    Skype: kristel.mucino

  17. Study reveals alarming pattern in imprisonment for drug crimes in Latin America

    09 December 2010
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    A comparative study on the impact of drug policies on the prison systems of eight Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay – reveals that drug laws have contributed to the prison crises these countries are experiencing. The drug laws impose penalties disproportionate to many of the drug offenses committed, do not give sufficient consideration to the use of alternative sanctions, and promote the excessive use of preventive detention. The study Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America, published today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), found that the persons who are incarcerated for drug offenses tend to be individuals caught with small amounts of drugs, often users, as well as street-level dealers.

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    Manmohan Attacks Environmental Protection

    Praful Bidwai
    03 October 2010
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    Despite what the government may say about tackling climate change, Indian PM Singh looks set to encourage even less environmental regulation, putting India and the climate at greater risk for the sake of industry.

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    26 May 2010
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    Our experts provide up-to-date information on drug policy developments in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

     

     

  20. Latin America distances itself from U.S. on drug war

    Jose Luis Varela
    09 February 2010
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    Latin America is shifting focus in counter-drug strategies, moving away from a U.S. strategy of a "war on drugs" that is widely seen as having failed, experts here said.

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