The Organization of American States (OAS) received on Thursday May 9 the recommendations made by the participants in the 10th Hemispheric Forum with Civil Society and Social Actors on the central theme of the General Assembly of the hemispheric institution, “Toward a Comprehensive Anti-Drug Policy in the Americas.”. Intercambios participated the Forum through the presence of Pablo Cymerman. The recommendations that emerged from the forum were grouped into three areas: challenges to public health and the development of a comprehensive [...]
This meeting took place between days 3 and 5 of May in Brasilia, the capital city. The specialist María Pía Pawlowicz, representative of Intercambios, participated in the round table “Drugs in Latin America: Challenges and Alternatives”, panel she shared with representatives of Brazil and Uruguay. The International Congress on Drugs: Law, Health and Society was held at the National Museum of the Republic, on the Esplanade of the Ministries. The event aimed to promote the exchange between recognized representatives of [...]
On Saturday, May 4 took place the Global Marijuana March, as every first Saturday of May. In Argentina, about 140,000 people gathered in 19 cities to demand the decriminalization of cultivation and consumption. Drug users’ organizations and representatives of political parties participated in the March. With a large protest of over 100,000 people in the city of Buenos Aires and other concentrations of various magnitudes along the country, Argentina once again participated in this global March which is organized every year. [...]
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The official took up his post in December 2011. During his term Bielsa stated the need to review the paradigms based on criminalization and prohibition, while also supported the amendment of the current drug law in order to adjust it with the provisions of the Arriola ruling of the Supreme Court. Without warning, Rafael Bielsa’s leadership as head of the Secretariat of Planning for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking (SEDRONAR) ended. The former foreign minister resigned to [...]
In an uncommon gesture, Sedronar used the space in the presentation of the United Nations INCB annual report to “clarify” aspects of the report with which they disagree. And also downplayed the content selection that the organization normally makes. At the 56th session of the CND in Vienna, the Argentina delegation once again differentiated itself from the content of the report. To read full article in Spanish, click here.
At the opening of the 56th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations in Vienna, Evo Morales criticized the international strategy of the fight against drug trafficking and called for a critical review for UNGASS 2016, which will define the next international action plan on drugs. To read the complete article in Spanish, click here
In the opening speeches of the 56th session of the CND in the Austrian capital, the Uruguayan delegation defended the policies currently promoted by the government of that country, which are against the prohibition and criminalization. Argentina, meanwhile, refuted statements from the last report of the INCB and proposed to discuss a new legal regime / institutional control and combating drug trafficking for UNGASS 2016. To read the complete article in Spanish, click here