North America summit strong on dubious supply-side heroin controls in Mexico, weak on talk of controlling US demand.
Donald Trump declared a nationwide public health emergency due to the opioid crisis
The capital seems to have become the new stomping ground for cartels
What will change? The fees that criminal networks charge to transport people and contraband across the border. Every time the wall goes up, so do smuggling profits.
While Peru has just approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, in Chile a candidate running for congress wants to legalize all drugs
The legalization of marijuana in California is sure to have a big impact on criminal groups south of the border, as they continue to respond to the changes in supply and demand for illicit drugs in the United States.
The yearly condemnation of Bolivia has been futile. So far, that country’s experience with its drug strategy is showing more promise than Washington’s forced-eradication model.
The reserve has generally succeeded in providing sustainable livelihoods but deforestation, oil developments and drug trafficking remain a huge problem.
In 2017, illicit crops reached 200,000 hectares in the country