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  1. Drug policy innovations in the Americas

    12 March 2015 - Event

    In recent years, the Americas have been at the forefront of calls for a meaningful review of traditional approaches to drug control based on tough law enforcement and incarceration. The region has borne many of the costs of this approach, including enduring prison overcrowding, violence, and the proliferation of organised criminal organisations. Past policies have caused considerable health and social harms as well. Forced crop eradication programmes have only contributed to cycles of poverty and punitive responses to drug consumption have expanded in lieu of public health approaches.

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    V Conferencia Latinoamericana y I Conferencia Centroamericana sobre Políticas de Drogas

    03 September 2014 - Event

    cnf_flyerEn esta edición, la V Conferencia Latinoamericana y I Centroamericana sobre Políticas de Drogas pretende ser una plataforma para la discusión y la elaboración de propuestas superadoras. La producción y el uso de drogas constituyen fenómenos plurales, con múltiples manifestaciones según el momento histórico, la cultura, el modelo económico, la situación particular de un país, los diversos significados que les asignan los sujetos y las propias diferencias entre las sustancias. No obstante, se insiste en homogeneizar el “problema de la droga”, como si fuera un fenómeno único, atemporal y ahistórico.

  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.