MEXICO CITY - Former President Vicente Fox suggested Friday that Mexican authorities consider calling on drug cartels for a truce and offering them amnesty, speaking out a day after an apparent cartel attack on a casino killed 52 people.
The war on drugs creates massive costs, resulting from the enforcement-led approach that puts organised crime in control of the trade. It is time to count these costs and explore the alternatives, using the best evidence available, to deliver a safer, healthier and more just world.
Mexican drug cartels now operate virtually uninhibited in their Central American backyard. U.S.-supported crackdowns in Mexico and Colombia have only pushed traffickers into a region where corruption is rampant, borders lack even minimal immigration control and local gangs provide a ready-made…
Concerned by the proliferating number of human rights abuses that occur under the auspices of the war on drugs, the campaign draws attention to drug users, minorities, young people and other people caught in the cross fire. Each month, the page will highlight a different type of human rights…
The Prague Declaration was prepared for the conference 'Urban Drug Policies in the Globalised World' and outlines the key principles on which local policies should be based to promote a health and rights based approach to the drug problem.
This report provides general conceptions of the global security challenges posed by violent armed groups; identifies the issues of greatest import to scholars studying the phenomenon; and emphasises the need for the U.S. Government to understand variations in the challenges it faces from enemies.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who leaves office on December 1 after spending much of his presidency locked in a bloody battle with drug-smuggling gangs, called on the United Nations to lead a global debate over a less "prohibitionist" approach to drugs.