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UN Drug Control Board Emphasizes Prevention, Treatment in New Report

The United Nations agency in charge of monitoring compliance with international drug control agreements released a report urging countries around the world to...
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Documentary Series Examines Role of Mexico’s Crime Groups in US Opioid Crisis

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the...
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Weekly InSight: GameChangers in Latin America Organized Crime in 2017

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering...
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GameChangers 2017: Drug Trade Dynamics Shape Latin America’s Criminal Landscape

Latin America’s criminal landscape continued to evolve this year, driven by the ongoing record production of cocaine in South America’s Andean region, the...
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Socioeconomic Shifts Could Challenge Cuba Drug Policy: Report

A new report says that shifting economic and social conditions in Cuba will likely force the country to revamp its drug policy, raising questions about what shape...
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GameChangers 2017: Trump Stumbles on Latin America Security

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has flailed during his first year in office, with his administration alienating key...
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How Peru Spent Its Anti-Drug Budget Over the Past Five Years

Between 2012 and 2017, less than 11 percent of Peru’s $650 million anti-narcotic expenditure was received by the Dirandro, Peru’s anti-narcotic police, while...
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Colombia Sends Mixed Messages on 2018 Coca Eradication Goal

The government of Colombia has issued seemingly contradictory statements regarding the amount of coca it aims to forcibly eradicate next year....
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Between the Best Coffee and Drugs in the World: Peru’s Tambopata Valley

Ojo-Público visited San Pedro de Putina Punco, a district located in Sandia province in the jungles of Peru’s southern Puno city. Illegal coca crops, maceration...
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New US Opioid Measures Undermined by Lack of Funding, Personnel

New measures to fight the US opioid crisis demonstrate the White House’s interest in using the issue as a political cudgel, rather than attacking its...
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Colombia’s Peace Agreement With the FARC Survives First Year

A year after the signing of the FARC peace agreement, the Colombian government's efforts to end the conflict with the guerrilla group have...
Colombia says it will spend $315 million in four years on its anti-coca policy
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Colombia, UNODC Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement on Coca Policy

Colombia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed an agreement to cooperate on the Andean nation's coca reduction strategy. But the plan's...