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  1. El Informe Lugano II

    • Susan George
    01 March 2013
    Book

    En su relato, Susan George junta en los alrededores del lago suizo Lugano a un grupo de diez expertos para elaborar un segundo texto sobre el funcionamiento del sistema capitalista a petición de los “solicitantes”. Y hasta ahí la ficción. Al margen de este escenario metafórico, la autora defiende que todo lo recogido en el libro es real.

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    Generic legislation of new psychoactive drugs

    • Jan van Amsterdam, David Nutt, Wim van den Brink
    28 February 2013

    New psychoactive drugs (NPDs, new psychoactive substances) enter the market all the time. However, it takes several months to ban these NPDs and immediate action is generally not possible. Several European countries and drug enforcement officers insist on a faster procedure to ban NPDs. Introduction of generic legislation, in which clusters of psychotropic drugs are banned in advance, has been mentioned as a possible solution. Here we discuss the pros and cons of such an approach.

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    The unintended negative consequences of the 'war on drugs'

    28 February 2013

    Criminalisation of drug users, excessive levels of imprisonment, and punitive sentencing practices, including mandatory sentencing, the death penalty and enforced ‘drug detention centres’, are some of the unintended negative consequences of the 50 year ‘war on drugs’, a policy with direct impact on the vulnerable, poor and socially excluded groups, including ethnic minorities and women. This PRI briefing paper discusses these consequences in detail and sets out what parliamentarians can do about it.

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    Draining Development?

    • Peter Reuter (ed.)
    28 February 2013

    The book provides the first collection of analytic contributions, as opposed to advocacy essays and black box estimates, on illicit financial flows (IFFs). Some of the chapter presents new empirical findings; others, new conceptual insights. All of them enrich the understanding of the dynamics of the illicit flows phenomenon. The book does not offer a new estimate of the global total of these flows because the phenomenon is too poorly understood.

  5. Poder transformador: La organización política en transición

    • Hilary Wainwright
    28 February 2013
    Paper

    ¿Nos ofrece la experiencia del partido griego Syriza alguna lección sobre cómo estructurar los partidos y el Estado para desafiar la austeridad neoliberal y generar una transformación social duradera?

  6. Austeridad para siempre

    • Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    28 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    El nuevo modelo de gobernanza económica de la UE, incluido el Pacto del Euro, es un modelo de austeridad prolongada.

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    Mexico's disappeared

    19 February 2013

    This 176-page report documents nearly 250 “disappearances” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, from December 2006 to December 2012. In 149 of those cases, Human Rights Watch found compelling evidence of enforced disappearances, involving the participation of state agents.

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    Los Desaparecidos de México

    19 February 2013

    El informe de 193 páginas documenta casi 250 desapariciones ocurridas durante el gobierno del ex Presidente Felipe Calderón, que ocupó la presidencia entre diciembre de 2006 y diciembre de 2012. En 149 de esos casos, Human Rights Watch encontró pruebas contundentes de desapariciones forzadas, en las cuales tuvieron participación agentes estatales.

  9. Developing Disparity

    • Kevin Woods, Tom Kramer, Jennifer Franco, Joseph Purugganan
    19 February 2013
    Report

    Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region’s most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite and exacerbate a decades-long civil war. 

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    The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

    07 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas

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    07 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    La distribución de la tierra y su uso injusto son las principales causas de la violencia en Colombia. Por esta razón los temas de la tierra son el punto de partida de las negociaciones de paz en curso entre el Gobierno de Santos y las FARC.

  12. Beginners Guide to Trade

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest, Giorgina Garibotto et al.
    01 February 2013
    Report

    This beginners' guide provides a critical perspective on EU’s trade and investment policies and the business interests they serve. TNI worked on the guide with a Europe-wide network of trade activists, belonging to the Seattle to Brussels network.

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    El mercado ilícito de drogas en el contexto agrario colombiano

    • Amira Armenta
    01 February 2013

    La distribución de la tierra y su uso injusto son las principales causas de la violencia en Colombia. Por esta razón los temas de la tierra son el punto de partida de las negociaciones de paz en curso entre el Gobierno de Santos y las FARC. Remediar los problemas estructurales del agro colombiano es la mejor garantía de progreso de las negociaciones de paz que permitiría poner fin a un violento conflicto de casi medio siglo.

  14. A ‘Veritable Revolution’

    • Moritz Tenthoff, Ross Eventon
    01 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    This report looks into the new land restitution law, which Santos portrays as integral to Colombia’s ‘veritable revolution’, against the backdrop of agrarian policy in Colombia historically.

  15. Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties

    • Cecilia Olivet
    01 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    Corporations in Western Europe are suing Central and Eastern European countries at international arbitration tribunals through a vast web of intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Yet while the European Commission has questioned the validity of these BITs, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, oppose their termination.

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    The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

    • Amira Armenta
    31 January 2013

    The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas. Remedying these structural problems at the heart of rural Colombia is the best guarantee of progress of the current peace negotiations that could bring an end to a half-century-old violent conflict.

  17. The World's Richest 25

    31 January 2013
    Infograph

    Just 25 people, almost all men, increased their known wealth to $827 billion in 2012. That could pay for the costs for every student in the US to go to university more than three times or pay for universal primary and secondary education throughout the developing world four times.

  18. Entre realidad y abstracción

    • Pien Metaal, Mirella van Dun, Hugo Cabieses Cubas
    30 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    En la Conferencia Internacional sobre Desarrollo Alternativo (ICAD), Perú siguió insistiendo en la pertinencia del “desarrollo alternativo” y, en particular, del llamado “milagro” o “modelo” de San Martín.

  19. Dirty Money: The Finance and Fossil Fuel Web

    26 January 2013
    Infograph

    Banks and Oil not only make up the most wealthy corporations, they sit on each other's boards and their executives include some of the world's most powerful political and social institutions. An insight into one dimension of the 'Davos class.'

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    Entre realidad y abstracción

    • Mirella van Dun, Hugo Cabieses Cubas, Pien Metaal
    25 January 2013

    En la Conferencia Internacional sobre Desarrollo Alternativo (ICAD) celebrada el 15 y 16 de noviembre en la ciudad de Lima, Perú siguió insistiendo en la pertinencia del “desarrollo alternativo” y en particular sobre el llamado “milagro” o “modelo” de San Martín. Este modelo fue propuesto por el Perú como paradigma a seguir en otras zonas del país y por otros países en el mundo entero con problemas asociados a cultivos de fines ilícitos.

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