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Foreign Office analyzes OAS initiative on drugs policy: fears some Latam countries may dump coercive policies

Wednesday, November 13th 2013 - 06:27 UTC
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The OAS’s June 2013 paper on the drugs problem in the Americas responded to a growing debate in Latin America and has been seen as groundbreaking. Its underlying message is that current approaches to drugs are not working and that change is needed. But there is no common view in the region on the way forward, according to a paper from the Foreign Office. Read full article

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  • Elena

    From all proposals I believe trasnational cooperation inside and out of the region has the best chance in having a lasting effect to this problem, the cartels work transnationaly too. I liked most of OAS proposals but most of it is already being done at some capacity in the most affected countries, some of them from years ago, so a greater effort actually needs to be done but it needs to be a common policy imo.

    “turn their backs on coercive policies that they see as damaging to their societies and as being imposed on them from outside”

    Well they DO are damaging to society, the fact that in some cases those initiatives are foreing oriented just make them worse, because then most initiatives are thought for the benefit of foreing actors not local society. Good for Colombia,Uruguay and Guatemala in keeping briging this to Europe at UN as this an actual international problem.

    Nov 13th, 2013 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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