Items tagged with violence

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Salvadoran leader: I wasn't involved in gang truce [27.03.2012] President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador denied that his government had rewarded his country's two largest street gangs for striking a truce credited ...
'This Debate Will No Longer be Suppressed' [09.03.2012] Latin American leaders are increasingly speaking out against prohibition. And public opinion in America, especially when it comes to legalizing pot, ...
Policing drug sales: Cleaning up the ’hood [02.03.2012] An approach known as drug-market intervention (DMI) was first used in High Point, North Carolina, in 2004 and since then has been tried in more than ...
Ex-resident and police say Christiania’s future threatened by violence [07.02.2012] In response to an opinion piece in Politiken newspaper, in which a former Christiania resident encourages residents of the commune to stand up to the ...
Latin American leaders fault U.S. drug users [19.12.2011] Latin American leaders have joined together to condemn the U.S. government for soaring drug violence in their countries, blaming the United States fo ...
‘Pacification’ of favelas not just a media circus [16.11.2011] The "take-over" of Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas, by heavily armed police and military units was seen by some as a media spectacle ...
Slum raids in Rio de Janeiro impress [14.11.2011] The police blitzes in this Olympic city’s biggest slums are meant to show the world that Rio is winning the fight against violent drug gangs that hav ...
How the Plummeting Price of Cocaine Fueled the Nationwide Drop in Violent Crime [11.11.2011] This contradicts one of the central tenets of the War on Drugs, which is that the psychopharmacological effects of drug use lead to criminal behavior ...
Legalizing pot would cut gang violence: experts [28.10.2011] A new coalition of high-profile health, academic and justice experts is mounting a campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana in British Columbia, a ...
Breaking the Silence [01.10.2011] This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in British Columbia (Canada) and the growth of organized crime and related violence ...
Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed [20.09.2011] Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of na ...
Tackling Violence in Mexico [10.09.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) translated the article La raíz de la violencia by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez that was originally publis ...
Mexico's Narco-Epiphany: Is Calderón Suggesting the U.S. Legalize Drugs? [30.08.2011] The central statistic of Mexico's violent drug war – 40,000 gangland murders in the past five years – is repeated so often it almost fails to alarm u ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...
The Drug War Is the Inevitable Result of Capitalism Gone Mad; Ciudad Juarez Is All of Our Futures [21.06.2011] War, as I came to report it, was something fought between people with causes, however crazy or honourable: like between the American and British occup ...
From war on drugs to community policing in Rio [01.06.2011] Four decades after Washington declared its "war on drugs" and began to spread the doctrine south of the U.S. border, the government of the Brazilian ...
Expert Workshop on Supply-Oriented Harm Reduction [10.05.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) invited a group of 20 experts for a round-table discussion at the ...
Drug laws 'may make matters worse' [31.03.2011] Police efforts to fight drug gangs tend to lead to more violence and an increase in murders, according to a new international study. The authors, wri ...
Conquering Complexo do Alemão [02.12.2010] It was a moment that residents of Rio de Janeiro thought would never come. For decades many of the city’s favelas have been ruled by drug traffickers ...
Police occupation hurts improved relations with favelas [30.11.2010] Reports of human rights abuses committed during the police and military occupation of several favelas in this Brazilian city are jeopardising local r ...
Militias in Rio de Janeiro [05.11.2010] Last month the film Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2) was released in Brazil. It is a sequel to the very successful 2007 film Elite Squad, a semi-fict ...
Todos Somos Juarez? [19.10.2010] On October 12, 2010, Mexican president Felipe Calderon traveled to Ciudad Juarez to attend a meeting evaluating the “Todos Somos Juarez” program whic ...
Cannabis farmers take up arms to defend crops in booming trade [16.08.2010] Illicit cannabis factory farmers are arming themselves with sawn-off shotguns, CS sprays and machetes and even setting booby traps to protect their c ...
Mexico looks to legalisation as drug war murders hit 28,000 [04.08.2010] Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, has joined calls for a debate on the legalisation of drugs as new figures show thousands of Mexicans every year ...
Saturation policing criminalises poverty, activists say [02.06.2010] The policy of a saturation police presence in the favelas or shantytowns that are home to around 20 percent of the population of Rio de Jnaeiro is mer ...
Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related Violence [01.04.2010] This report consists of a scientific review that illustrates the relationship between drug law enforcement and drug-related violence. Violence is amo ...
Mixed reviews for ‘community policing’ in slums [21.05.2009] The police, who used to shoot first and ask questions later in Santa Marta, a Rio de Janeiro shantytown, are now getting on well with the local commu ...
Towards a harm reduction approach to enforcement [01.01.2009] Harm-reduction as a policy goal implies targeting directly drug-related harms rather than drug use itself. So far it has been largely a public health ...
The Wire's War on the Drug War [05.03.2008] If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented. Sav ...

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