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  1. Deadly Chile prison fire puts heat on Latin America's crowded jails

    By Steven Bodzin, Sara Miller Llana
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    The Chile fire, started by rioting prisoners, has drawn fresh attention to the poor conditions, lack of guards, and gang violence rampant in Latin American jails.

  2. The significance of Myanmar’s 2010 election

    Trevor Wilson
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    TNI mentioned as background reading material for understanding Burmese elections.

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    The limits of Chinese expansionism

    Shawn W. Crispin
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    China's fast growing capital expansion within South East Asia is raising concerns about landgrabs and exploitative practices, especially as it is often aligned with support for authoritarian regimes such as Burma.

     
  4. TNI-WOLA report: Latin America drug laws 'worsen prison overcrowding'

    13 December 2010
    In the media

    Drug laws in eight Latin American countries have exacerbated their prison overcrowding problems and failed to curb trafficking.

     
  5. The colour of money

    Phil Thornton
    01 December 2010
    In the media

    Despite a questionable human rights record, foreign governments and companies are investing billions of dollars to get their hands on the country's natural resources

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    Suu Kyi’s release far from certain

    Tom Kramer, Nirmal Ghosh
    21 October 2010
    In the media

    The Burmese elections will be the most defining moment in Burmese politics for a generation, but Aung San Suu Kyi's rumoured possibility of release is still uncertain.

  7. Bolivia Breaks with U.S. Policy, But Not the War on Drugs

    Charles Davis
    21 October 2010
    In the media

    Bolivia needs to do much more to establish a progressive dialogue on its harsh judicial and sentencing drug law; report from TNI on the countrie's drug-related prison overload.

  8. Crime and Drugs -- To legalize or not to legalize

    Marcela Sanchez
    04 September 2010
    In the media

    Nations throughout Latin America and the world are debating whether to legalize drugs or not. For anyone who has seen the violent effects of illegal drugs -- decapitated bodies, drive-by shootings, car bombs -- a thorough and honest exploration of alternatives is long overdue.

  9. El "keynesianismo verde" de Susan George

    Susan George, Braulio García Jaén
    01 July 2010
    In the media

    La única salida a la confluencia de crisis pasa por un new deal medioamental que ponga la conservación del planeta por delante de la sociedad, la economía y las finanzas.

  10. Myanmar elections mute ethnic voices

    Brian McCartan
    30 June 2010
    In the media

    Two reports by TNI published earlier this month have raised critical issues surrounding the upcoming elections in Burma, expected sometime later in 2010. Below, a piece from the Asia Times looks at these in the context of the country's complex political situation.

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    To Kill, But Not Pollute

    Frank Slijper, David Cronin
    29 June 2010
    In the media

    European Union subsidies earmarked for reducing air travel's contribution to climate change may help develop deadlier warplanes than those already found in the world's arsenals, Brussels officials have admitted.

  12. La crisis de un sistema inmoral

    José Carlos García Fajardo
    23 June 2010
    In the media

    En su nuevo libro, Susan George explica cómo y por qué caímos en el caos actual y cómo podemos salir de él, para el bien del planeta y de sus habitantes.

  13. Diez años del programa drogas de TNI

    22 June 2010
    In the media

    El TNI trabaja sobre políticas internacionales de drogas desde 1998, año en que tuvo lugar la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de la ONU (UNGASS) sobre drogas. Este nuevo informe resume las lecciones aprendidas durante diez años y defiende un modelo de fiscalización basado en el respeto de los derechos humanos: el derecho de los ciudadanos atrapados en la economía ilícita a llevar una vida digna, la despenalización del consumo de drogas y el fomento de enfoques de reducción del daño cuando demuestran salvar vidas.

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    Ten Years TNI Drugs Programme

    22 June 2010
    In the media

    TNI has been involved in international drugs policy work since the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). This new report summarises the lessons of 10 years of work in this field, emphasising drug controls that respect human rights: the rights of farmers caught in the illicit economy to a life in dignity; decriminalisation of drug use; and the promotion of harm reduction approaches where they are proven to save lives.


     
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    Servicio público

    Margarita Rivière
    21 June 2010
    In the media

    Nuestras sociedades están tensionadas al máximo en el sentido financiero, económico, social y ecológico, y no disponemos de amortiguadores

  16. TNI contributor, former UN official Denis Halliday returns home after Israel's Flotilla Raid

    Denis Halliday, Fiona Gartland
    14 June 2010
    In the media

    Denis Halliday spent two days in an Israeli jail after the MV Rachel Corrie, part of the aid flotilla which sought to break the illegal blockade of Gaza, was intercepted in international waters by the Israeli military on Saturday, 5 June 2010.

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    Book Review: An India that can say yes: a climate-responsible development agenda

    Nagraj Adve
    27 May 2010
    In the media

    This review of Praful Bidwai's An India that can say yes: a climate responsible agenda for Copenhagen and beyond, considers his critique of Indian climate policy and recommendations for more ambitious action from India to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, while defending North-South equity.

  18. First Battle May be Lost, But the Drug War is Not Over

    Marcela Sanchez
    18 May 2010
    In the media

    Despite decades of a U.S.-financed drug war in the region, drug trafficking and drug use are on the rise throughout Latin America.

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    Obituarios - 1946 to 2010, Fred Halliday: Experto en el mundo árabe

    Fred Halliday, Mariano Aguirre
    10 May 2010
    In the media

    Fred Halliday, quien falleció en Barcelona, fue un innovador intelectual de la izquierda europea. Experto en el mundo árabe y de las sociedades no árabes de Oriente Medio y mundo musulmán, era también un fino analista de las relaciones entre Estados Unidos, Europa y el Tercer Mundo.

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    Susan George: «A los gobiernos les preocupa más el déficit que los problemas de los ciudadanos»

    Susan George, Francisco Gutierrez
    10 May 2010
    In the media

    Presidenta del Transnational Institute y consultora de la ONU. Destacada activista de los movimientos sociales, Susan George inauguró ayer un ciclo de charlas sobre la crisis y el futuro de Europa.

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