The Caribbean is placed on a significant route for drug trafficking, and drug-related violence remains high in the region. Recently, trafficking routes have shifted to other regions. Drugs issues remain within the realm of the criminal justice system, although some countries, such as Puerto Rico and Jamaica, are now discussing alternative drug policy options.
A working group of human rights experts, legal specialists, and government officials throughout Latin America has published a policy roadmap for the region to reduce the unjust levels of women’s incarceration for drug offences.
The objective of this initiative is to identify existing information related to the specific dynamics of this issue in the region and to bring out distinct points of view regarding the problem, the final goal being to identify ways to develop shared advocacy initiatives in the defense of women’s…
For the first time, the country's Rastafarian community, which uses the herb for religious purposes, could be able to smoke it legally. The bill also envisages a licensing authority for the cultivation, sale and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes.
This report examines individual-level factors that predict the use of public health services in 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries, where there is significant variation in the percentage of citizens who access such services.
The “drug problem” is often blamed for youth involvement in crime, violence and antisocial activities in the Caribbean. This briefing shows that this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.