El acuerdo parcial del punto cuarto de la Agenda de La Habana —‘Solución al problema de las drogas ilícitas’— mantiene inamovible la política antidrogas que ha venido aplicando Colombia durante varias décadas.
It is unfortunate that 35 years after the first chemical spraying in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, we are still writing about aerial sprayings in Colombia, demanding the current government to definitely defer an ecocide and incompetent policy.
En un informe titulado "Drugs, Armed Conflict, and Peace" (Drogas, conflicto armado y Paz) Ricardo Vargas -investigador asociado del Transnational Institute- examina el acuerdo parcial sobre drogas ilegales alcanzado en mayo durante las negociaciones de paz entre las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) y el gobierno del país.
The strategy of Asean's 10 member countries to become "drug free" by 2015 is failing dramatically. In the last decade, opium cultivation in the region has doubled, drug use -- especially of methamphetamines, a powerful synthetic stimulant -- has increased significantly, and there remain strong links between drugs, conflict, crime and corruption.
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.
The resurgence of the illicit drugs trade in Burma in recent years is the result of flawed drug control policies by Burma and its neighbors, a new report says. It urges regional governments to reform their repressive policies in order to better address the trade’s underlying causes, such as rural poverty, and the impact of a rise in drug use.
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.