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  1. Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

    Robert Isenberg
    25 February 2015
    Other news

    Pien Metaal, who follows Latin American drug law reform ... told The Tico Times ... that legalizing medical marijuana in Costa Rica “would clearly send  a message that can spark a debate in the region... Of course, the debate should not just be about medicinal use,” Metaal wrote, “since in fact recreational use is the largest actually existing phenomena, [for] which simple possession and use are being criminalized and prosecuted.”

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    CELAC emite Declaración de Quito, sobre el problema mundial de las drogas

    27 May 2015

    CELACAl finalizar la II Reunión Ministerial de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (CELAC) que se realizó en Quito, Ecuador, sobre el problema mundial de las drogas, los países miembros emitieron una declaración en la que resaltan la necesidad de contribuir al fortalecimiento de las instancias de la región latinoamericana en materia de estupefacientes y sustancias psicotrópicas.

    Ver la Declaración de Quito sobre el problema mundial de las drogas, mayo de 2015

  3. Drug Law reform in Central America

    19 June 2015
    Article

    The Central American region connecting North and South America has traditionally been an area with intensive trafficking routes, of drugs, weapons and people.  Drugs trafficking routes over land and sea have existed for decades, transporting mainly cocaine from the Andean region to the United States and Mexico.