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  1. ungass_poster

    Lessons To Learn

    • Tom Blickman, Ken Bluestone
    02 June 1998

    The United Nations Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP) is rallying support for the UN General Assembly Special Session to Counter the World Drug Problem Together (UNGASS). The UNDCP hopes the meeting will raise the profile of drugs issues and place the agency at the centre of a revitalised global approach to drugs. At the meeting, a series of declarations and action plans on a variety of issues will be tabled. Tackling drugs problems, however, involves more than words. What matters most is how such ideas will be put into action.

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    Caught in the Crossfire

    • Tom Blickman
    01 June 1998

    Drugs control is one of the most controversial issues of the late twentieth century. US-led efforts to wage a ‘war on drugs' have focused on wiping out production in developing countries, rather than tackling the demand for drugs in rich countries. Over time, eradication strategies have become increasingly militarised, and have led to human rights abuses and environmental degaradation. And the war has failed. The amount of drugs produced and drugs-linked crops cultivated have not decreased.

    This briefing is published in the run-up to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held in New York in June 1998. The UNGASS provides a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts. Member states are being asked to endorse a plan, known as SCOPE, for the eradication of drugs-linked crops by 2008. Is SCOPE viable? And what impact would it have on poor farmers who grow drugs-linked crops to survive?

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    Statement Andean Coca Producers

    18 May 1998

    The Andean Council of Coca Leaf Growers (CAPHC), which groups together men and women coca growers from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, met in Puno May 17-18, 1998, to analyze the situation of our people, put a distance between ourselves and the anti-drug policies currently being implemented and propose alternatives that need to be put in practice at the grassroots, demanded from the Andean governments in office today and proposed to the international community.

  4. Democracias bajo fuego

    • Martin Jelsma, and others
    13 May 1998
    Book

    Democracias bajo fuego illustrates that the current repressive drug policies create more damage than that they produce solutions in Latin America.

  5. El Acuerdo Multilateral de Inversiones (MAI)

    • Edgardo Lander
    25 April 1998
    Paper

    El Acuerdo Multilateral de Inversiones es un tratado internacional para la protección de las inversiones extranjeras que está siendo negociado por los países pertenecientes a la OCDE.

  6. Centroamérica: gobernabilidad y narcotráfico

    • Martin Jelsma, Edgar Celada (editores)
    03 November 1997
    Book

    Esta publicación pretende contribuir a profundizar el debate público sobre la mejor manera de enfrentar la narcoactividad en todas sus formas, evitando la aplicación de políticas represivas que pueden causar más problemas que los que intentan resolver.

  7. Crimen uniformado

    • Adriana Rossi, Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Soberon, Theo Roncken, Frank Smyth, Carlos Fazio, Thelma Mejía, Samuel Blixen, Jayme Brener
    11 October 1997
    Book

    Crimen Uniformado presenta una colección de estudios pormenorizados de casos de involucramiento de las fuerzas de seguridad latinoamericanas en el tráfico de drogas ilícitas.

  8. Reluctant Recruits: The US Military and the War on Drugs

    • Peter Zirnite
    06 August 1997
    Report

    Despite spending some $20 billion over the past decade on international drug control and interdiction efforts, illegal drugs from Latin America still flood the United States - a fact that concerns many within the military itself.

  9. La Suisse aux enchères

    • Susan George, Fabrizio Sabelli
    13 June 1997
    Book
    On somme la Suisse de se jeter à pieds joints dans le néo-libéralisme et d'embrasser la pensée unique façon helvétique. Avant de s'y lancer, ne vaudrait-il pas mieux réfléchir à ce qui s'est passé chez d'autres qui ont fait ce choix? Susan George et Fabrizio Sabelli mettent à plat les rouages du tout-marché, révèlent son inefficacité économique, décrivent ses funestes conséquences humaines et tracent des voies différentes vers la réussite économique et la cohésion sociale, le tout avec esprit et clarté.
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    The Rothschilds of the Mafia on Aruba

    • Tom Blickman
    29 May 1997
    Paper

    "A magnificent washing-machine is sold here, its trademark is Aruba. The machine is an Aruban-Colombian product, its model called Cartel. The brand is well-known for its good performance in the United States and Europe. It is recommended by former ministers, members of Parliament, owners of casinos, supermarkets, cosmetics manufacturers and importers of cars and batteries. The washing-machine fits everybody who has become inexplicably rich from one day to another."

  11. Crime in Uniform

    • Adriana Rossi, Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Soberon, Theo Roncken, Frank Smyth, Carlos Fazio, Thelma Mejía, Samuel Blixen, Jayme Brener
    11 April 1997
    Book

    Crime in Uniform presents detailed case studies examining the involvement of Latin American security forces in the illicit drug industry.

  12. Stub

    • Cedib e Inforpress Centroamericana
    01 April 1997
    Book

    Esta colección de artículos presenta los diferentes niveles de involucramiento militar en la guerracontra las drogas y sus implicaciones para la democracia y los derechos humanos en el hemisferio occidental.

  13. Democracy, Human Rights, and Militarism in The War on Drugs in Latin America

    01 April 1997
    Book

    The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.

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    Compassion and Calculation

    • David Sogge, Kees Biekart, John Saxby
    30 June 1996
    Book

    An exploration of the million dollar aid agency aid business, examining critical questions such as accountability, purpose, performance and power relations in this crucial sector.

  15. La democracia en las ciencias sociales latinoamericanas contemporaneas

    • Edgardo Lander, José Daniel González (Investigador asociado)
    26 January 1996
    Book

    El ensayo se trata de exponer y caracterizar globalmente los principales temas que se abordan hoy en el continente a propósito de la democracia con el objetivo de profundizarse una elaboración teórico y político de la idea de la democracia.

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    The Democratisation of Disempowerment

    • Jochen Hippler
    01 October 1995
    Book
    The market-oriented democratisation of the Third World has been developed by Western powers as a policy that fuses both democratic rhetoric and support for more pluralist policies in the Third World, with the pursuit of Western interests.
  17. The WHO Cocaine Project

    03 March 1995

    In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press release the publication of the results of the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken. A decision in the World Health Assembly banned the publication of the study. The US representative threatened that "if WHO activities relating to drugs failed to reinforce proven drug control approaches, funds for the relevant programmes should be curtailed". This led to the decision to discontinue publication.

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    El Proyecto Cocaína de la OMS

    03 March 1995

    cocaine-projectEn un comunicado de prensa emitido en 1995, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y el Instituto Interregional de las Naciones Unidas para Investigaciones sobre la Delincuencia y la Justicia (UNICRI) dieron a conocer los resultados del que sería el estudio más extenso realizado hasta el momento sobre uso de cocaína en el mundo. La recomendación más importante sostiene que, la “OMS/PSA debe investigar los beneficios terapéuticos de la hoja de coca” y hace una amplia declaración sobre la necesidad de investigar el impacto sobre la salud a nivel individual y poblacional de las diferentes leyes y medidas de control de drogas.

  19. El límite de la civilización industrial

    • Edgardo Lander
    26 February 1995
    Book

    La religión del progreso universal parece estar montada sobre un dogma ubicado más allá de toda de discusión, posibilidad de duda, o refutación empírica. La noción del progreso continúa siendo probablemente la idea-fuerza más potente de la sociedad contemporánea.

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    Crédits sans frontières:

    • Susan George, Fabrizio Sabelli
    12 November 1994
    Book

    Cet ouvrage, réalisé avec rigueur et sans concession, procède à un examen critique de la Banque mondiale, de sa culture propre et des intérêts qu'elle défend.

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