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Murder Draws Attention to Paraguay-Uruguay Marijuana Trade

Murder Draws Attention to Paraguay-Uruguay Marijuana Trade

A shocking murder in Uruguay has drawn attention to Paraguay's role as the nation's biggest marijuana supplier, but upcoming drug legalization could potentially alter this dynamic.

Report Maps Regional Differences in Argentina Drug Trade

Report Maps Regional Differences in Argentina Drug Trade

A recent report on Argentina's drug market highlights rising violence, addiction, and perceptions of insecurity in areas of the country affected by drug trafficking, while also illustrating some important regional differences in terms of how these activities are affecting local communities.

Could Cuba’s Drug Position Change with US Detente?

Could Cuba’s Drug Position Change with US Detente?

Cuba has reported minimal drug seizures in 2015, but as the Caribbean island and the United States re-establish relations, changing political and economic conditions may once again present opportunities for organized crime.

Mexico Readies for 2016 Domestic Drug Policy Debate

Mexico Readies for 2016 Domestic Drug Policy Debate

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has reiterated his disapproval of legalizing marijuana in the country, setting the tables for a debate that could set a key precedent in drug policies throughout Latin America.

Latin America Drug Laws: Addicted to Punishment

Latin America Drug Laws: Addicted to Punishment

Recent reports on drug laws in Latin America point towards a harsh cycle of ever increasing punishment that fails to achieve security objectives and fills prisons.

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.