Una rete globale per promuovere obiettivi e dibattiti sulle politiche riguardanti la droga
Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the treaty’s requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be banned” was successful Friday.
The signing of the framework agreement marked significant progress in U.S.-‐Bolivian bilateral relations. Both governments should build on that success by using the accord as a venue to discuss areas of concern, friction, and consensus.
The cultivation of coca bushes, which provide the raw material for cocaine, is up some 5.2 per cent in Peru, according to the 2011 national coca monitoring survey presented today by UNODC and the Peruvian Government.
The lack of transparency about how U.S. officials calculate cocaine production estimates, combined with the contention that Bolivia is producing more cocaine than Colombia—despite having far less land under coca cultivation than Colombia or Peru— undermines U.S. credibility and isolates...