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The Land-Drugs Nexus in Myanmar

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Alternative Development
Land sovereignty
Producers of crops
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Agrarian Justice
Myanmar in Focus
Drugs & Conflict
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How do you treat pain when most of the world's population can't get opioids?

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Drug Law Reform
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Rational policies to reduce opioid abuse without halting access to pain relief could set a global example
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Los Angeles Times (US)Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Four of the major fear campaigns that helped create America's insane war on drugs

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Cannabis
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Drug Law Reform
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The techniques of fear and manipulation are nothing new. Here's how they've been applied with great success in crafting our harsh drug policies
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Alternet (US web)Monday, February 9, 2015

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Mexico’s missing marijuana mystery

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Cannabis
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Drug Law Reform
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Freakish weather is a better explanation to the Mexican marijuana mystery than either piecemeal legalization in the US or a major shift in counternarcotics policy
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The Reality-Based Community (US)Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply U.S. heroin boom

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Drug Law Reform
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Mexican government seizures of opium and eradication of poppy plantations have skyrocketed in recent years
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Time (US)Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Myanmar returns to what sells: Heroin

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Alternative Development
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Drug Law Reform
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A toxic mix of civil war and poverty has driven some Burmese farmers back to poppy, satisfying a growing global hunger for heroin
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Poppy cultivation in Myanmar has nearly tripled since 2006, reaching close to 150,000 acres, according to surveys carried out by the United Nations. Yet even that steep rise fails to capture the full extent of Myanmar’s resurgence as a major player in the global heroin business. Over the last few years, an increasing number of farmers here have produced two opium crops a year, experts say; the... Leer más

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Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin

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Drugs & Conflict
Drugs & Democracy
Myanmar in Focus
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“For many people in this country opium is not a problem, it’s the solution — a way for small-scale farmers to increase incomes to buy salt, rice, medicines and other essentials,” said Tom Kramer, a researcher with the Transnational Institute, an organization based in the Netherlands that tracks illicit drugs. Read the full article.

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Opium Cultivation Stabilizes for First Time Since 2006

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Drugs & Democracy
Myanmar in Focus
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En los medios
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Kramer, who works with the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute, said drug elimination policies in Burma and in the region had further contributed to the drug problems as these have been “deadline-oriented” and repressive, and failed to prioritize socio-economic development of poppy-growing areas.... Leer más

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Will Guatemala really explore marijuana legalization in 2015?

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Cannabis
Drugs Regulation
Drugs Legalisation
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Drug Law Reform
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In an interview with teleSUR Perez Molina said that his government would follow the example of Uruguay by taking a decision on legalizing marijuana in early 2015
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Talking Drugs Friday, November 21, 2014

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The war on drugs is lost – legalise the heroin trade

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Drugs Legalisation
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Drug Law Reform
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I did not believe it before I went to Afghanistan. But it's now clear that prohibition is no answer to this deadly scourge
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The Guardian (UK)Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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