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Latin America Today

Apr 9, 2024

On March 14-22, 2024, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held its 67th annual session in Vienna, Austria. The session saw a landmark vote that may have important repercussions for drug policy, in Latin America and elsewhere.


The commission approved a U.S.-led resolution encouraging countries to...

May 30, 2023

From a traditional drug policy perspective, fentanyl would appear to be an intractable problem. It also threatens a rift in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. WOLA's John Walsh and Stephanie Brewer point to better ways to respond to this challenge.

May 12, 2020

Jonathan Rosen of Holy Family University is the author of, or collaborator on, a large body of recent scholarly work on security policy, drug policy, organized crime, and corruption in the Americas. Here, he lays out what governments keep getting wrong.

Mar 18, 2020

Senior Fellow Coletta Youngers and Senior Program Associate Teresa García Castro talk about their new report, published with three other organizations, on women coca growers in Bolivia and Colombia. That report is at