DrugsDemParadigmShiftLACommiss2009Long

DrugsDemParadigmShiftLACommiss2009Long - Drugs and...

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DRUGS & DEMOCRACY: TOWARD A PARADIGM SHIFT Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy Drugs and Democracy: Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy presents, for public debate, the principal conclusions of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy. Conceived by ex-presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, César Gaviria of Columbia and Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico, and formed by 17 independent thinkers, the commission evaluated the impact of policies on the “war on drugs” and developed recommendations for more efficient, secure, and humane strategies. The proposals presented in this Declaration configure a profound change in paradigm in the understanding and means of facing up to the drug problems in Latin America.
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DRUGS & DEMOCRACY: TOWARD A PARADIGM SHIFT the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy
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Bernardo Sorj Ilona Szabó de Carvalho Miguel Darcy de Oliveira Rubem César Fernandes SUPPORT: Open Society Institute Instituto Fernando Henrique Cardoso Viva Rio Centro Edelstein de Pesquisas Sociais To know more about the commission, access the site: www.drogasydemocracia.org Or write to the email: ilona@drogasydemocracia.org Graphic design // Cacumbu COMMISSION SECRETARIAT:
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Latin American Comission on Drugs and Democracy César Gaviria // Colombia // co-president Ernesto Zedillo // Mexico // co-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso // Brazil // co-president Ana Maria Romero de Campero // Bolivia Antanas Mockus // Colombia Diego García Sayán // Peru Enrique Krauze // Mexico Enrique Santos Calderón // Colombia General Alberto Cardoso // Brazil João Roberto Marinho // Brazil Mario Vargas Llosa // Peru Moisés Naím // Venezuela Patricia Marcela Llerena // Argentina Paulo Coelho // Brazil Sergio Ramírez // Nicaragua Sonia Picado // Costa Rica Tomás Eloy Martínez // Argentina
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7 Statement 17 Background 17 The international conventions 19 Results and consequences of the “war on drugs” 21 The politics of eradication in Latin America 25 Narcotics trafficking: violence, corruption and democracy 28 The limits of prohibitionism 31 Reducing the damage, depenalizing and decriminalizing 36 New Trends in Latin America 39 Facing the future DRUGS & DEMOCRACY: TOWARD A PARADIGM SHIFT
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7 DRUGS & DEMOCRACY: TOWARD A PARADIGM SHIFT A FAILED WAR Violence and the organized crime associated with the narcotics trade are critical problems in Latin America today. Confronted with a situation that is growing worse by the day, it is imperative to rectify the “war on drugs” strategy pursued in the region over the past 30 years. Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of production and on the disruption of drug flows as well as on the criminalization of consumption have not yielded the expected results. We are farther than ever from the announced goal of eradicating drugs.
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course POLSC 271 taught by Professor Erickson during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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