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  1. Colombia, more than three decades of toxic sprayings. Enough!

    Amira Armenta
    26 Septiembre 2014
    Article

    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.

  2. Repressive policies only stoking Asean's drug problem

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    10 Junio 2014
    Article

    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.

  3. Deficiencies in financial oversight enable money laundering

    Tom Blickman
    20 Junio 2013
    Article

    After nearly 25 year of failed efforts, experts still ponder how to implement an anti-money laundering regime that works.

  4. 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.

  5. Harvesting trees to make ecstasy drug

    Tom Blickman
    03 Febrero 2009
    Article

    In June 2008, the Cambodian government set up a media show, burning 1,278 drums of safrole-rich oil—a key ingredient in the manufacture of the illicit recreational drug ecstasy—with the help of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The amount of oil could have been used to make an estimated 245 million ecstasy tablets with a street value of $7.6 billion in Australia, the AFP claimed. While thick black plumes of smoke went into the air, Australian police officers, who had traveled to Cambodia to assist in the public burning, looked on wearing chemical suits and breathing apparatus.

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    'Successful' opium control a disaster for farmers and drug users, finds new study

    23 Agosto 2008
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    A significant decline in opium production in Burma and Laos, which has been heralded as a major success for international drug control policy, is having a devastating effect on farmers and is triggering worrying consequences for drug users according to a new report released today by the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute (TNI).
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    Khat chewing in the Horn of Africa

    Antony Otieno Ong’ayo
    03 Mayo 2007
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    Bolivia Drugs Overview

    17 Noviembre 2005
    Article

    Bolivia has lived through more than two decades of supply reduction policies, but still figures as the world's third cocaine-producing country.