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  1. Políticas de drogas y Derechos Humanos: reformas en Costa Rica

    • Ernesto Cortés Amador, Demaluí Amighetti López
    22 June 2014
    Report

    El debate sobre la reforma de las políticas de drogas en Costa Rica es incipiente. Si bien se han realizado esfuerzos por discutir desde perspectivas que superen las enfocadas en cero tolerancia, centradas en la enfermedad y la delincuencia, aún no se ha logrado incorporar el fenómeno de las drogas de manera articulada en su abordaje desde los sectores de justicia, salud, seguridad, educación y desarrollo. Sostener debates que reformulen las actuales políticas de drogas es fundamental para apuntar a acciones que permitan brindar respuestas más efectivas.

  2. 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.”

  3. V Latin American and I Central American Conference on Drug Policy

    03 September 2014 - Event

    In this edition, the 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy aims to be a platform for discussion and elaboration of solution-oriented proposals. The production and use of drugs is a complex phenomenon, with multiple manifestations according to the historical moment, cultural environment, economic model, the particular circumstances of a country, the different significances assigned by subjects, as well as the actual differences between substances.  Nevertheless, it is reduced and homogenized as the “drug problem”, as if it was a uniform, unhistorical phenomenon.

  4. 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.