USAID spending often means less security and more violence against women, particularly women human rights defenders.
The United States must stop supporting the perverse Colombian status quo that lies at the heart of the country’s prolonged civil war.
The government of Peru is getting tough on traffickers and encouraging farmers to plant alternative crops, but will it work?
IPS’ Drug Policy Project joins Give Us Names for the DC public premier of thier compelling new film, Leaving La Floresta and you’re invited. Leaving La Floresta is a documentary that chronicles the forced displacement of one Colombian family.
Forty years after the war on drugs began the fallout from bad policy has had dire consequences both home and abroad.
Far from breaking morale, the tactic of taking out the heads of trafficking groups gives junior thugs a shot at becoming the kingpin–if only briefly.
Scrapping tariffs can hurt poor farmers, and a deal with Colombia might boost coca production.
Even former Mexican President Vicente Fox has said that “prohibition isn’t working” and that “violence against violence doesn’t work.”
The U.S. vision for Latin America consists of applying Plan Colombia to the region as a whole.
Despite a legal setback, the State Department says that existing agreements permit the United States to continue its military presence in Colombia.
It is the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence and the 100th anniversary of its revolution. But the celebrations taking place this week are premature.
The only thing surprising about Clinton’s horrifying proposal to apply a Colombian model to Mexico is that she said it out loud, reports columnist Laura Carlsen.
Iran is not planning a suicidal attack against Israel — so Israel should stop floating trial war balloons.
Law of the Jungle is the true account of how a Saving Private Ryan-style mission degenerated into a frenzied, every-man-for-himself gold rush and the story of one of the most amazing hostage-rescue operations in history. John Otis will discuss his book and the current situation on the ground in Colombia.
Bogotá and Washington are negotiating an agreement for five military bases in Colombia that would escalate the U.S. military’s presence in the region.