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.
Europe will provide Caribbean countries with the establishment of joint national maritime intelligence units, a regional maritime information system, as well as regional and trans-regional networking and technical assistance.
People who use drugs are, on average, more educated than the average citizen. This is one of the conclusions of a recent survey made to the adult population of Mexico City by the "Colectivo por una Política Integral hacia las Drogas A.C."
The Drugs, Security and Democracy programme provides support for research across a variety of disciplines to create a network of scholars interested in developing alternative approaches to drug policy.