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  1. Drugs and bullets in Myanmar

    08 Febrero 2017
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    As more people in Kachin fall victim to drug abuse, Christian group Pat Jasan is taking matters into its own hands.

  2. The opium bulbs of Myanmar: drug crop or lifeline for poor farmers?

    22 Junio 2016
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    The Guardian - Rural development programmes to wean poppy farmers off their illicit crop contend with lack of roads, water and power in remote areas plagued by militias

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    Solving Myanmar’s drug trade means involving militias in the peace process

    27 Mayo 2016
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    Myanmar Times  - To unravel Myanmar's drug trade and end the decades-long civil war, Tatmadaw-backed militias will need to be involved in the dialogue, experts say.

     

  4. Pat Ja San: A controversial mission

    21 Marzo 2016
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    A group of sickle-wielding vigilantes made its way through Myanmar’s northern Kachin State in January and February, clearing poppy fields nearly ready to be harvested in a quest to end production of the illicit drug. The mission turned farmers whose livelihoods were being cut down into angry and, at times, armed adversaries.

  5. The Opium Farmers of Myanmar

    16 Diciembre 2015
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    The Fix - The most recent figures, released in 2014 by UNODC, show that poppy cultivation has more than doubled since 2006. A report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) sheds light on the reasons behind this increase.

  6. The drug war in the Myanmar's mountains

    06 Noviembre 2015
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    IRIN - The reasons behind Myanmar’s six decades of ethnic warfare are many and varied, but General “Robert” Ar Nyun can tell you in a word why his group began fighting the government four years ago: drugs.

  7. ‘Drug Free’ ASEAN by 2015?

    08 Agosto 2015
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    The Diplomat - There is a growing consensus within the region that the war on drugs has failed.

  8. TNI: Peace process raises hope for more effective and human drug policies

    10 Junio 2015
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    Shan Herald Agency for News - The Transnational Institute, has released another report saying the ongoing peace process has raised hope for more effective drug policies.

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    TNI: Peace process raises hope for more effective and human drug policies

    10 Junio 2015
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    Shan Herald Agency for News - The Transnational Institute, has released another report saying the ongoing peace process has raised hope for more effective drug policies.

  10. Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin

    Thomas Fuller
    03 Enero 2015
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    A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. Today, valley after valley in these mist-shrouded mountains is covered with resplendent opium poppies, tended by farmers who perch on steep hillsides to harvest the plant’s sticky, intoxicating sap.

  11. Heroin returns to Golden Triangle

    02 Junio 2014
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    Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Myanmar and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday.
    "After a decade of decline, Southeast Asia is now once again a major opium growing region," it claims.

  12. Regional anti-drug policies exacerbating problem: study

    Bill O’Toole
    02 Junio 2014
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    The steep rise is opium cultivation across Southeast Asia and its associated problems over the past five years is being encouraged by draconian anti-drug policies instituted as part ASEAN's strategy to become "drug-free" by 2015, a non-government organisation says in a new report.

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    Burma's Opium Production has hit record levels because Farmers have no Choice

    19 Diciembre 2013
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    Opium production in Southeast Asia has hit record levels, thanks in large part to increased poppy cultivation in Burma’s impoverished, war-torn north.

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    Suu Kyi’s release far from certain

    Tom Kramer, Nirmal Ghosh
    21 Octubre 2010
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    The Burmese elections will be the most defining moment in Burmese politics for a generation, but Aung San Suu Kyi's rumoured possibility of release is still uncertain.