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US President Donald Trump
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US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent by calling out the...
US Senator Dianne Feinstein
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US Congress Hearing Underscores Tensions Over Colombia Peace Deal

Criticism of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group by US officials and experts at a recent congressional hearing underscored simmering...
Recent reports have revealed alleged death squad activities within El Salvador's police
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Weekly InSight: Death Squads in El Salvador, Rogue Agents or State Policy?

In our August 31 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about recent reports of alleged death squad...
Top US anti-drug diplomat William Brownfield
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What Does Departure of Top US Anti-Drug Diplomat Mean for LatAm Policy?

The planned resignation of the US State Department's top anti-drug official raises further questions about the future of US counternarcotics efforts in Latin...
Uruguay faces setbacks in legal marijuana program
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US Banking Laws Could Hinder Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Program

Uruguay's biggest bank is shuttering accounts linked to pharmacies that are legally selling marijuana due to concerns about running afoul of US laws regulating...
The logo of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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New Shows Examine CIA’s Past Role in Latin America’s Drug Trade

A pair of new television programs tackles the role of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the erection of Latin American drug routes, and while neither...
Authorities dismantle a marijuana plantation in Paraguay
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With Farmers Lacking Alternatives, Paraguay Marijuana Production Surges

A new report says authorities in Paraguay have been unable to stop a boom in marijuana production because farmers cannot earn a comparable income growing licit...
The FARC will now begin reintegrating into civilian life
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Colombia’s FARC Finalize Disarmament Today. What’s Next?

August 15 is the final day of the historic disarmament of Colombia's FARC rebels, paving the way for the next crucial part of the peace process: successfully...
US President Trump's plans lack preventative measures
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Can Trump’s Tough Approach ‘Win’ Fight Against US Opioid Crisis?

US President Donald Trump pledged to ramp up enforcement efforts against the opioid crisis gripping the nation, but the long-awaited announcement on a strategy to...
Opioid overdoses kill 90 people every day in the US
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New US Opioid Task Force Lacks Focus on Treatment, Prevention

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a specialized opioid detection unit to address the drug abuse crisis afflicting the country, one of the first major...
US-Colombia's special relationship stems back decades
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US Warns Differences on FARC Peace Could Cause Relationship ‘Problems’ With Colombia

A top US anti-drug official has cautioned that "bilateral political problems" could result from differences of opinion between the United States and Colombia about...
Opuim poppy fields in Afghanistan
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Weekly InSight: Drugs and Security, Latin America’s Lessons for the World

In our August 3 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown about the lessons Latin America...