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  1. Between Reality and Abstraction

    • Pien Metaal, Mirella van Dun, Hugo Cabieses Cubas, Sebastian Scholl
    31 Diciembre 2012
    Report

    At the International Conference on Alter­native Development (ICAD), held 15-16 November 2012 in Lima, the Peruvian Government continued to insist on the relevance of “Alternative Development (AD),” with particular emphasis on the so-called San Martín “miracle” or “model.” The model, started with the support of in­ternational cooperation, is proposed by Peru as a paradigm to be followed world­wide by regions and countries that also deal with problems associated with crops grown for illicit purposes.

  2. Addicted to punishment

    • Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes, Diana Esther Guzmán, Jorge Parra Norato
    31 Diciembre 2012

    In Latin America, trafficking cocaine so it can be sold to someone who wants to use it is more serious than raping a woman or deliberately killing your neighbor. While it may seem incredible, that is the conclusion of a rigorous study of the evolution of criminal legislation in the region, which shows that countries’ judicial systems mete out harsher penalties for trafficking even modest amounts of drugs than for acts as heinous as sexual assault or murder.

     

  3. Roadmaps for Reforming the UN Drug Conventions

    • Robin Room, Sarah MacKay
    30 Diciembre 2012
    Report

    The three UN Drug Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 currently impose a ‘one-size-fits-all’ prohibitionist approach to drug policy throughout the world. This new report explains in detail how the Conventions could be amended in order to give countries greater freedom to adopt drug policies better suited to their special needs.

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    Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2012, Bangkok

    27 Diciembre 2012
    Report

    The 4th GIZ/TNI Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue titled ‘The Future of Alternative Development in Southeast Asia’ took place on 18 and 19 December 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  5. Kevin Woods

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    Kevin Woods has worked on resource politics in mainland Southeast Asia’s uplands since 1999, including northern Thailand, Laos, and Burma. Since 2002 Kevin has focused his research in and on Burma, with particular focus on resource extraction and land rights in northern Burma’s ceasefire zones. Kevin received a master’s degree at Yale University on political ecology with a thesis on China-Burma...

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    Chiquita’s illegale activiteiten gaan door via Banacol

    Anna Ensing
    19 Diciembre 2012
    En los medios

    Banacol maakt zich schuldig aan illegale landinvasies en ondersteuning van paramilitaire groepen in Colombia. Via een constructie verkoopt het aan Chiquita Brands, die op zo handel in Colombiaans fruit voortzet ondanks opgelegde sancties vanwege steun aan paramilitairen.

  7. After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

    Ben Hayes
    17 Diciembre 2012
    Article

    We need to challenge the security industries and military that are thriving on the fear and insecurity created by our governments' inaction on climate change.

  8. Competing political tendencies in global governance of land grabbing

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Chunyu Wang
    14 Diciembre 2012
    Paper

    Three political tendencies have emerged in response to land grabbing that are shaping the global debate and the potential future trajectory of land governance.

  9. Biofuels production in Uruguay: an exception that proves the rule?

    11 Diciembre 2012
    Article

    The Uruguayan state-owned biofuels enterprise ALUR challenges many assumptions about the societal implications of biofuels production, as it supports local livelihoods, protects the environment, and is rooted in principles of social inclusion and national sovereignty.

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    South Africa: The Great South African Cell Phone Rip-Off

    10 Diciembre 2012
    En los medios

    Can South Africa learn from Venezuela when looking at state telecommunications provider like CANTV?

  11. Drugs on the agenda of Colombian peace talks

    Drugs and Democracy
    10 Diciembre 2012
    Article

    Inclusion of the drug issue on the agenda of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC, which are being held in Havana, Cuba, is a smart move.

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    The future of Public Enterprises in Latin America and the World

    • Daniel Chavez
    07 Diciembre 2012
    Report

    An international seminar in Montevideo, co-organised by TNI and the Uruguayan government, shared the latest learning and innovation by state-owned enterprises across Latin America and affirmed their importance as instruments for economic and social development.

  13. ‘Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don’t Sentimentalise Him’

    Praful Bidwai
    05 Diciembre 2012
    Article

    The Indian Ideology, is a scathing critique of the dominant celebratory discourse of the Idea of India, or the lionising of the democratic stability, multi-cultural unity and impartial secularity of the Indian state as a miracle. In an e-mail interview with columnist and writer Praful Bidwai, Anderson discusses his book at length.

  14. Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

    Praful Bidwai
    05 Diciembre 2012
    Article

    Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention

  15. Firenze 10 + 10 and the changing character of power

    Hilary Wainwright
    30 Noviembre 2012
    Article

    A series of interviews with young activists shows signs of a movement that connects local everyday struggles to a global movement, and one that resists by creating alternatives in the present.

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    Accounting for carbon, depoliticising plunder

    • Les Levidow
    30 Noviembre 2012

    The EU aspires to global leadership in developing ‘sustainable biofuels’, arguing they can substitute for fossil fuels, but the result has been dispossession of rural communities throughout the South.

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    The Northern Triangle’s drugs-violence nexus

    • Liza ten Velde
    30 Noviembre 2012
    Policy briefing

    The countries of the Northern Triangle are experiencing much higher rates of violence and increasing Drug Trafficking Organization (DTOs) activity than Mexico which has occupied the limelight when it comes to media attention. To what extent is the drugs trade responsible for this violence?

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    The New War on Drugs: ASEAN Style

    Tom Fawthrop
    30 Noviembre 2012
    En los medios

    ASEAN nations are stepping up their fight against illegal drugs as other parts of the world are taking a much different approach

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