Category Archives: Plan Colombia

May 6 2012

Leap of Faith: Perspectives on Drug Legalisation Following the Summit of the Americas

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By Jacob Parakilas After decades as a seemingly unchallengeable feature of the new global system, the prohibition of drugs is finally coming under sustained criticism from a broad-based coalition, which for the first time includes sitting heads of state. While … Continue reading

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Mar 13 2011

Towards shared responsibility? The United States, Latin America and the Drug Trade


By Jorrit Kamminga In 1998, the member states of the United Nations committed to the objective of achieving by 2008 “significant and measurable results in the field of demand reduction” and to make “real progress in eliminating or reducing significantly … Continue reading

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Nov 16 2010

A New Security Dilemma: Plan Colombia and the Use of Private Military Companies in South America


By Fernando Brancoli In January 2009, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe affirmed that after decades of defeats, his country, together with the United States, was finally succeeding in its main challenge: the long war against the guerrillas involved in drug trafficking. … Continue reading

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