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    Estudio revela patrón sobre encarcelamiento de delitos de drogas en América Latina

    09 December 2010
    Press release

    Portada-Sistemas_sobrecargadosUn estudio comparativo sobre el impacto de políticas de drogas en los sistemas carcelarios de ocho países latinoamericanos – Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Perú y Uruguay – revela que las leyes de drogas han contribuido a la crisis carcelaria que viven estos países porque imponen penas desproporcionadas a los delitos de drogas cometidos, no contemplan lo suficiente el uso de penas alternativas y promueven el uso excesivo de la prisión preventiva. El estudio Sistemas sobrecargados: Leyes de drogas y cárceles en América Latina publicado hoy por el Transnational Institute (TNI) y la Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA), encontró que aquellos que están encarcelados por delitos de drogas tienden a ser individuos portando pequeñas cantidades de droga, en muchos casos consumidores, así como vendedores callejeros.

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

    09 December 2010
    Press release

    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.

  3. Major Study on Drugs Laws and Prisons in Latin America to be Released

    29 November 2010
    Press release

    An unprecedented one-year comparative study of the drug laws and prison systems in eight Latin American countries - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay - will be released on December 9, 2010, by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

    Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America is the first major study to explore the way drug laws have contributed to prison overcrowding, analyze who is imprisoned on drug charges, and evaluate the impact of incarceration on people's lives, their families and their communities. Based on the available data, each country-study presents and analyzes statistics on the situation in the prisons, including levels of over-crowding; the percentage of prisoners behind bars on drug charges; the percentage of those who are consumers, low-level offenders or bigger traffickers; and the level of involvement in the drug trade of those in jail.

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    Lanzamiento de estudio revelador sobre leyes de drogas y cárceles en América Latina

    29 November 2010
    Press release

    Portada-Sistemas_sobrecargadosUn estudio sin precedente comparando las leyes de drogas y los sistemas carcelarios de ocho países latinoamericanos - Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Perú y Uruguay - será publicado la próxima semana por el Transnational Institute (TNI) y la Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA).

    Sistemas sobrecargados: Leyes de drogas y cárceles en América Latina es el primer estudio de esta magnitud que explora cómo las leyes de drogas han contribuido al hacinamiento en las cárceles, que analiza quién está encarcelado por delitos de drogas y que evalúa el impacto del encarcelamiento en la vida de estas personas, sus familias y sus comunidades. Basándose en la información disponible, los estudios de estos países presentan y analizan estadísticas sobre la situación de las prisiones; el porcentaje de los prisioneros encarcelados por delitos de drogas; el porcentaje de aquellos que son consumidores, ofensores de menor grado y grandes traficantes; y el nivel de participación en el tráfico de drogas de aquellos en prisión.

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    Press Release: Experts gather to discuss solution to global land grab

    12 October 2010
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    Leading academic experts gather in Rome to discuss how to solve growing social and environmental problems around the global land grab.

     
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    WOLA y Centro Prodh publican informe sobre violaciones de derechos humanos en Ciudad Juárez

    05 October 2010
    Press release

    Los habitantes de Ciudad Juárez, México, se encuentran entre la violencia relacionada al tráfico de drogas y las violaciones a los derechos humanos por las fuerzas de seguridad, concluye un informe publicado hoy por la Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez (Centro Prodh).

  7. WOLA and Prodh Publish Report of Human Rights Violations in Ciudad Juarez

    05 October 2010
    Press release

    Residents in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are caught between the drug-related violence and the human rights violations committed by the security forces, concludes a report published today by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Center Prodh).

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    Press Release: Leading political analysts from Asia in Brussels to challenge ASEM

    30 September 2010
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    TNI and the AEPF will call on the Heads of State and governments of ASEM member countries to pursue more just and sustainable solutions to current global crises.

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    CAP 2013: European civil society calls on EU to reshape Common Agricultural Policy

    21 September 2010
    Press release

    335 organizations call on EU ministers to revise failed "market" approaches to food policy, and focus instead on meeting human needs, ensuring food sovereignty and environmental protection.

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    El costo humano de la "guerra contra las drogas"

    13 July 2010
    Press release

    Lanzamiento de página electrónica de TNI/WOLA con información, análisis y testimonios sobre el impacto de las políticas de drogas en Latinoamérica y los esfuerzas de reforma

  11. New Website Documents Human Toll of the “War on Drugs”

    13 July 2010
    Press release

    TNI-WOLA's new drug law reform 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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    EU Trade Policy Hits Poor

    22 June 2010
    Press release

    Campaigners call on the EU to change trade policies which lead to human rights and environmental crimes in developing countries, as the EU trade commissioner meets with the European Parliament (22 June) to discuss ongoing policy.

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    A final document without finality: The NPT review outcome

    07 June 2010
    Press release

    The 5-year review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended with more of a whimper than a bang.

  14. Press Release: Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, Putting European corporations on trial

    12 May 2010
    Press release

    The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) will convene in Madrid (14-17 May 2010) as part of the Fourth Peoples' Alternatives Summit - Enlazandos Alternativas 4 (EA4) - in parallel to the EU's trade negotiations with Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations.

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    UN’s International Narcotics Control Board’s Annual Report oversteps mandate and interferes with countries’ sovereignty

    24 February 2010
    Press release

    The UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) annual report released today, which criticizes Argentina, Brazil and Mexico for moving to decriminalize the possession of drugs for personal consumption, clearly oversteps the INCB's mandate and constitutes unwarranted intrusions into these countries' sovereign decision-making.

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    UN’s International Narcotics Control Board’s Annual Report oversteps mandate and interferes with countries’ sovereignty

    Transnational Institute, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
    24 February 2010
    Press release

    The UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) annual report released today, which criticizes Argentina, Brazil and Mexico for moving to decriminalize the possession of drugs for personal consumption, clearly oversteps the INCB's mandate and constitutes unwarranted intrusions into these countries' sovereign decision-making.

     

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    El Informe Anual de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes de la ONU sobrepasa mandato e interfiere con la soberanía de países

    Transnational Institute, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
    24 February 2010
    Press release

    El informe anual de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes de la ONU (JIFE) publicado hoy critica duramente a Argentina, Brasil y México por dirigirse hacia la descriminalización de la posesión de drogas para el consumo personal, advirtiendo que tal enfoque “puede ser mal interpretado”.