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  1. U.S. Drug Policy: At What Cost?

    • John Walsh
    19 June 2008

    My point in reviewing the experience with forced eradication is that a stiff dose of historical perspective is in order as policy makers contemplate the scope of the drug trade today, and engage in a critical examination of how to improve U.S. drug policies.


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    El estado actual del debate sobre políticas de drogas

    • Martin Jelsma
    30 April 2008

    MartinJelsmaMartin Jelsma, del Transnational Institute, preparó un análisis para la Comisión Latinoamericana sobre Drogas y Democracia en que explica la situación de las políticas de drogas en la Unión Europea y el estado actual del debate en la agenda de las Naciones Unidas. La comisión es una iniciativa de los ex presidentes Fernando Henrique Cardoso de Brasil, César Gaviria de Colombia y Ernesto Zedillo de México en respuesta a las preocupaciones relacionadas con la problemática del consumo y tráfico de drogas en América Latina.

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  3. The Wire's War on the Drug War

    Ed Burns, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon
    05 March 2008
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    If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented. Save for a prosecution in which acts of violence or intended violence are alleged, we will — to borrow Justice Harry Blackmun's manifesto against the death penalty — no longer tinker with the machinery of the drug war. No longer can we collaborate with a government that uses nonviolent drug offenses to fill prisons with its poorest, most damaged and most desperate citizens.

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    UN: conflicting views on harm reduction

    18 February 2008

    Conflicting views and policies within the UN system on harm reduction have become a major concern. Consistency in messages is crucial especially where it concerns joint global programmes such as the efforts to slow down the HIV/AIDS epidemic; efforts in which harm reduction practices like needle exchange and substitution treatment play a pivotal role.