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Speculation on Homicide Rate Distracts from Real Issues in Mexico

The annual race to chart Mexico’s homicide rates has begun, but an examination of the claim that the drug-related killings have levelled off shows the inadequacy...
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Coca Reduction Pact Between Brazil, Bolivia, US Canceled at Last Minute

Brazil, Bolivia and the U.S. canceled the public signing of a trilateral agreement on reducing coca crops in Bolivia, with officials from that country suggesting La...
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Mexico to Use Drones Against Drug Cartels

Mexico’s Navy announced plans to deploy unmanned planes in support of government operations against drug cartels, starting March...
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Peru, Colombia Plan Joint Coca Eradication Op

Authorities in Peru and Colombia will carry out a joint operation to manually eradicate 200 hectares of coca plants on their shared...
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Morales: DEA Will Not Return to Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales stated unequivocally that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will not return to Bolivia, despite a new agreement between...
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Morales Pledges to Eradicate 10,000Ha of Coca by Year’s End

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced that his government will eradicate 10,000 hectares of coca before the calendar year is up, although his claims that this...
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How Peru Beat Colombia to Be World’s Biggest Cocaine Producer

The U.S. government says that Peru has, for the first time in nearly two decades, taken Colombia's place as the world's largest producer of...
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Mexican Drug War Blog Hit by ‘Govt Intervention’

Blog del Narco, a site with explicit reporting on Mexico's drug violence, has allegedly been forced to change domain names following intervention by the Mexican...
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Questioning the Theory that Distracted Army Equals More Drugs

The Washington Post argues that Mexico's policy of deploying the military to address violence and insecurity has taken the focus off efforts to eradicate illegal...
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Ecuador to Debate Decriminalization

Proposed changes to Ecuador's penal code would decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use, including up to 10 grams of marijuana and hashish, four grams of...
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Peru Seeks Alternatives to Coca Eradication in Drug Policy

Peru’s new top drug official told Reuters that his government has reached an understanding with the U.S. on drug policy, with less emphasis on eradication and more...
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Why the DEA Should, and Shouldn’t, Train More Local Drug Agents

Special units backed by the U.S.'s anti-drug agency DEA are touted by some as the answer for Central America's crime wave, but these bodies are by no means a...