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    Legalizar las drogas, medida útil para reducir la violencia, afirman en foro

    13 November 2011
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    La guerra contra el crimen organizado lanzada por el presidente Felipe Calderón está basada, en gran medida, en pelear contra el narcotráfico, por lo que la legalización de las drogas sería un elemento útil –aunque no el único– para reducir los niveles de violencia, quitar recursos a los delincuentes y dejar de perseguir a los consumidores.

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    El silencio del poeta

    Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
    07 November 2011

    JavierSiciliaNoticierosTelevisa1Eso sucede con el silencio literario del poeta mexicano Javier Sicilia, quien anunció en abril de este año que dejaba de escribir poesía, después del brutal asesinato de su hijo de 24 años. Los sicarios del narcotráfico que lo asfixiaron, nos ahogaron también la palabra, reconoció el escritor.

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    IP de NL pide legalizar las drogas

    27 October 2011
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    La legalización de la droga en México permitirá que el Estado tome el control del mercado para poner fin a la creciente violencia, corrupción, adicción y desinversión en territorio nacional, planteó un grupo de empresarios de Nuevo León y de representes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil que acudió a la Cámara de Diputados.

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    Solicitan empresarios a Senado debatir legalización de drogas

    26 October 2011
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    Empresarios de Nuevo León pidieron al Senado de la República abrir formalmente la discusión sobre la legalización de las drogas en el país, pues ante la política prohibicionista del Estado se ha creado un "mercado negro". El grupo de representantes de la iniciativa privada afirmó que "la detención y encarcelamiento de traficantes, así como los decomisos de drogas, propiedades y dinero, no han servido para detener el crecimiento de las adicciones y mucho menos, la violencia en nuestra sociedad".

  5. Audio: Farmers speak out to defend land sovereignty

    Radio Mundo Real
    13 October 2011
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    Social movement representatives are in Rome this week for the final UN negotiations to adopt voluntary guidelines that would regulate the use and possession of land and other natural resources.

  6. Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed

    20 September 2011
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    Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of narcotics may be needed to weaken the drug cartels. Mexico, which has been racked by a bloody conflict between the government and drug cartels, is paying the price for its proximity to the United States, Calderon said in a speech to the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in New York.

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    FCH llama a reducir demanda de drogas

    20 September 2011
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    El presidente Felipe Calderón afirmó que se tiene que hacer “cualquier cosa” para reducir la demanda de drogas y si el consumo no puede limitarse, entonces buscar “más soluciones incluyendo alternativas de mercado” para cancelar las utilidades astronómicas de los delincuentes.

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    “Se les fue de las manos”

    Emilio Ruchansky
    18 September 2011
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    jorge-hernandez2Jorge Hernández Tinajero, del Colectivo por una Política Integral hacia las Drogas, advierte que tras la actual ofensiva antinarco lanzada por el presidente Calderón no hubo menos drogas ni tráfico, pero sí más violencia y muertes.

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    Tackling Violence in Mexico

    Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez
    10 September 2011
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    The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) translated the article La raíz de la violencia by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez that was originally published in Spanish in the June 2011 edition of the Mexican magazine Nexos. Guerrero’s article, "At the Root of the Violence," deserves as wide an audience as possible. The author makes a compelling case for shifting to a strategy of "deterrence" to reduce the horrific violence that has been spreading in Mexico.

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    Mitos de la mota

    Beau Kilmer
    01 September 2011

    nexos_septiembre2011La marihuana es la droga ilícita de consumo más común en México y Estados Unidos. Pero las cifras de su producción y consumo son mitológicas, sostiene Beau Kilmer en este divertido y penetrante intento de poner las cifras con los ceros correctos. Tener un mayor conocimiento sobre la cantidad de marihuana consumida y producida en cada país permitirá sostener debates sustancialmente informados a ambos lados de la frontera. Sin esta información, es difícil responder varias preguntas en relación con las políticas, por ejemplo, cuáles serían los ingresos fiscales derivados de la legalización de la marihuana o cómo influirían los cambios de políticas estadunidenses en las organizaciones dedicadas al narcotráfico en México.

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    Crean tribunales de drogas; rehabilitar adictos, el objetivo

    31 August 2011
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    Frente al incremento en el consumo de estupefacientes en esta capital, los representantes de los poderes Ejecutivo, Legislativo y Judicial locales acordaron ayer impulsar una nueva estrategia para frenar ese fenómeno social, de manera que, en lugar de sentenciar a los drogadictos y saturar las cárceles, se apostará por la rehabilitación.

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    Mexico's Narco-Epiphany: Is Calderón Suggesting the U.S. Legalize Drugs?

    Tim Padgett
    30 August 2011
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    The central statistic of Mexico's violent drug war – 40,000 gangland murders in the past five years – is repeated so often it almost fails to alarm us anymore. But what happened last Thursday, Aug. 25, in the northern business capital of Monterrey – 52 innocent people massacred after gangsters set fire to a casino, presumably in a drug-cartel extortion operation – left even President Felipe Calderón sounding distressed. So agitated, in fact, that drug-war analysts believe Calderón, in his speech the next day, signaled a change in philosophy and told the U.S. to think about legalizing drugs as a way of weakening vicious drug traffickers.

  13. Mexico's Drug War, Feminized

    Katie Orlinsky
    14 August 2011
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    Mexico's drug war is more than an armed conflict. With government estimates of its death toll well above 30,000, it is now a humanitarian crisis affecting families and shaping the lives of children. Photo reportage

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    Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs

    27 July 2011
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    Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vicente Fox. "In order to get out of this trap (of drug violence caused by organized crime), I'm specifically proposing the legalization of the drug," Fox said. He also said the Mexican government should "retire the army from the task of combating criminal gangs."

  15. The Way Forward

    Jorge G. Castañeda
    30 June 2011
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    Since time immemorial, Mexicans have argued that were it not for U.S. demand for illicit substances, Mexico would have a manageable drug problem. More recently, we have also contended that absent the U.S.'s laxity on arms sales and its tolerance for the possession of extraordinarily dangerous weapons, the violence in our country would not be what it has become. Lately our leaders have added a new gripe: Americans are hypocrites because they support prohibitionist and costly drug-enforcement policies — yet, through the specious fallacy of medical marijuana, are legalizing drugs without saying so.

  16. The Drug War Is the Inevitable Result of Capitalism Gone Mad; Ciudad Juarez Is All of Our Futures

    Ed Vulliamy
    21 June 2011
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    War, as I came to report it, was something fought between people with causes, however crazy or honourable: like between the American and British occupiers of Iraq and the insurgents who opposed them. Then I stumbled across Mexico's drug war – which has claimed nearly 40,000 lives, mostly civilians – and all the rules changed. This is warfare for the 21st century, and another creature altogether.

  17. Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation

    18 June 2011
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    "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, former presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, a former US Secretary of State and a host of public intellectuals, human rights activists and politicians.

  18. Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War

    Tim Padgett
    17 June 2011
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    I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this year in mass graves. More than 200 other bodies have been found in similar fosas across northern Mexico. All were victims, many of them innocent victims, of the drug-trafficking violence whose barbarity seems bottomless. But it's fueled in large part by the just as endless American appetite for illegal drugs – which itself is due in no small part to the fact that our anti-drug policies are so narrow-mindedly focused on battling supply instead of reducing demand.

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    Taller de expertos en reducción de daños en relación con la oferta

    20 May 2011 - Event

    La Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA) y el Transnational Institute (TNI) invitó a un grupo de 20 expertos a participar en una mesa redonda en la oficina de WOLA en Washington. El tema principal de la mesa fue: ¿Puede el concepto de "reducción del daño" aplicarse a los problemas relacionados con la oferta con el fin de abordar mejor los daños asociados con la producción de drogas ilícitas y su distribución, así como para reducir al mínimo los daños que se derivan de la fiscalización de drogas propiamente dicha?

  20. How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

    02 April 2011
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    "Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," said a federal prosecutor. Yet the total fine was less than 2% of the bank's $12.3bn profit for 2009. The conclusion to the case was only the tip of an iceberg, demonstrating the role of the "legal" banking sector in swilling hundreds of billions of dollars – the blood money from the murderous drug trade in Mexico and other places in the world – around their global operations.

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