Though it is not on the agenda of the Sixth Summit of the Americas, to be held April 14-15 in Colombia, the question of drug legalization will be on everyone's minds. Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has called for countries to debate a new strategy and other leaders in the region, most notably Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos, have joined him. US President Barack Obama will have to face down them and others in a rare show of unified defiance from US' allies in the region. InSight Crime examines the thorny subject in this series of special reports.
Bolivian officials are looking to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, a significant shift that would likely have a major impact on the Andean nation's ability to combat drug trafficking and organized crime. Read More
An investigation conducted by a non-governmental organization into perceptions of drug activity in Latin America reflects changing patterns in trafficking routes and consumption habits, as well as evolving opinions on drug policy. Read More