News Analysis

Argentina Embroiled In Narco Corruption Scandals: Report

Argentina Embroiled In Narco Corruption Scandals: Report

A report on the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner looks at three scandals involving corruption, money laundering, and precursor chemical trafficking, all of which point to Argentina's expanding role in the transnational drug trade. Read More

News Briefs

UK Study Could Impact LatAm Drug Use Policies

UK Study Could Impact LatAm Drug Use Policies

A new study published by the British government found that punitive drug laws don't necessarily result in less drug use, a finding that could have important implications for drug policy reform in Latin America. Read More

60% Bolivia Prosecutors Linked to Crimes: Congress

60% Bolivia Prosecutors Linked to Crimes: Congress

According to Bolivia's Congress, there are some 300 public prosecutors who are currently under investigation for allegedly committing a crime, a figure that suggests a high degree of judicial corruption in the Andean country.  Read More

Honduras Struggles to Prosecute Suspects

Honduras Struggles to Prosecute Suspects

A recent report from Honduras revealed how alleged criminals are arrested and released numerous times without ever going to trial, indicating the pressing need for judicial reform in one of the most violent countries in the world. Read More

Chile Kicks Off Medical Marijuana Program

Chile Kicks Off Medical Marijuana Program

Chile is now the first country in Latin America to cultivate marijuana for strictly medical purposes, in what could represent the first step towards liberalizing the country’s drug laws. Read More