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Daniel Robelo is research coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance.
El Chapo's Capture: A Distraction From the Disaster That Is the Drug War and Peña Nieto's Presidency
Posted on: Jan 12, 2016, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
The removal of one drug lord changes very little in Mexico.
Sorry, Hillary, Plan Colombia has been a Drug War Disaster
Posted on: Nov 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Clinton has been touting the "success" of US drug war policies in Colombia, but her comments reek of revisionism.
Ending the Drug War Won't End Mass Incarceration - But It's a Necessary First Step
Posted on: Aug 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Here are three steps that local, state and federal governments can take to dismantle the drug war.
The DEA Prostitute Scandal Is a Window into Drug War Corruption and Impunity
Posted on: Apr 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet
DEA agents consorting with prostitutes provided by Colombian drug cartels is just a very ripe example of the moral rot at the heart of the drug war.
The Drug War Fuels Mass Deportation of Nonviolent Migrants
Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet
250,000 people have been deported for drug offenses in the last 6 years.
Guatemalan President Praises CO and WA for Marijuana Legalization at UN Speech
Posted on: Sep 27, 2013, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
The speech was a forceful plea to end the insanity of current drug war policies.
Why the OAS Report on Alternatives to Drug Prohibition is Such A Big Deal
Posted on: May 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet
It’s the first time that any multilateral institution anywhere in the world has critically analyzed the war on drugs, and considered new approaches.
U.S. Organizations Support Mexican Mobilizations Against the Drug War
Posted on: May 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Hundreds of Mexicans began a three day march yesterday to protest the death and violence of the failed drug war.
Children are Harmed, Not Helped, by Unwinnable Drug War
Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
After forty years and a trillion dollars, supporters of the drug war still claim that any discussion of legalization sends the “wrong message” to children.
Missed Opportunity: Obama and Calderon Fail to Discuss Alternatives to Drug War
Posted on: Mar 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Mexican President Felipe Calderon and President Obama ignored the elephant in the room in their meeting -- drug prohibition is the cause of prohibition.
U.S. Rejects Indigenous Rights in Favor of Failed War on Drugs; Strong-arms Other Countries to Follow Suit
Posted on: Jan 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Why is the United States formally objecting to Bolivia's request to the UN to allow its ancestral practice of coca leaf chewing?
Why California’s Latinos Should Support Proposition 19
Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Legalizing marijuana will protect the safety and civil rights of the latino community.
Mexico's Presidents Are Considering Legalizing Drugs - Will the U.S. Join the Debate?
Posted on: Aug 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Sadly, legalization is not even part of the policy dialogue in D.C. -- the U.S. drug czar has repeatedly said it's not even part of his or Obama's "vocabulary."
Billions Wasted in Mexico Pushing Failed U.S. Drug War Tactics
Posted on: Jul 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A new report by the Government Accountability Office makes painfully clear that the U.S. is wasting taxpayer dollars on the drug war in Mexico.
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