Interview with Commissioner Juan Manuel Santos in EFE: “Santos apuesta por legalización tras ‘guerra perdida’ contra la droga”

Read original article on El Tiempo ENTREVISTA NARCOTRÁFICO LEGALIZACIÓN DE LAS DROGAS Por: EFE 26 de junio 2019 , 09:02 a.m. “Una guerra que no se ha ganado en 40 años es una guerra perdida”. Así resume el fracaso de la lucha contra el narcotráfico el expresidente y nobel colombiano Juan Manuel Santos, quien,

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Commissioners Dreifuss, Santos and Zedillo, Project Syndicate: “Legalization Is the Only Viable Drug Policy”

Read original article on Project Syndicate After decades of wasted money and lost lives, it is time for governments to stop prosecuting a futile war on psychoactive substances, and instead embrace drug legalization and regulation. Only by taking back control of the drug market from criminals can policymakers begin to

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Commissioner Santos in Semana: “Santos, el segundo expresidente de Colombia que ingresa a la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de Drogas”

Read original article in Semana. En su nueva vida como expresidente, Juan Manuel Santos fue designado miembro de la Comisión Global sobre Políticas de Drogas, una reputada organización conformada por un grupo de personalidades de América y Europa que estudian el fenómeno desde la salud pública y los derechos humanos. Con la entrada de Santos, la

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Press release: “Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Louise Arbour, former High Commissioner for Human Rights, join the Global Commission”

FRANCAIS – ESPAÑOL (Geneva, 15 January 2019) The Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored and delighted to welcome a distinguished new member, Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. At the same time, the Global Commission warmly welcomes back as member Louise Arbour of

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski also in El Espectador: “El proceso de paz está por encima de la política”, dice Comisión Global de Políticas de Drogas

Read original in El Espectador A propósito de las elecciones del próximo domingo en Colombia, pronunciamiento en carta abierta de este grupo de notables internacionales, encargado, junto con Naciones Unidas, del monitoreo y verificación del punto 4 del Acuerdo de paz con las Farc. La Comisión informó que su mensaje de

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski in El Tiempo: “Exmandatarios piden a Colombia seguir con la sustitución de cultivos””

Global Commissioners Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, write and the need to maintain the peace agreement in Colombia and respect engagements made to coca crop farmers.

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Commissioners Banda, Cattaui, Clark and Dreifuss in El Espectador: “Revelan impacto discriminatorio de políticas represivas de drogas en mujeres y sus familias”

Para Joyce Banda, ex presidenta de Malawi; Maria Cattaui, ex secretaria-General de la Cámara Internacional de Comercio; Helen Clark, ex primera ministra de Nueva Zelandia; y Ruth Dreifuss, ex presidenta de Suiza; miembros de la Comisión Global de Políticas de Drogas in El Espectador. Click here to read in English. Se

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Talking Policy: César Gaviria on the Peace Treaty and Drug Policy in Colombia

César Gaviria [member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy] governed Colombia from 1990-1994, during which time he fought Pablo Escobar’s Medellín drug cartel and oversaw the civil war between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Recently, the Colombian government signed a landmark peace deal with the FARC

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President Duterte is repeating my mistakes / El presidente Duterte está repitiendo mis errores

Opinion piece in the New York Times, by César Gaviria, former President of Colombia and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Read article in English. Read article in Spanish.  

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Commissioner Cardoso in Globe and Mail on “Colombia’s long, difficult path to peace”

Fernando Henrique Cardoso was president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003. He is also a founding member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. For the first time in more than half a century, a child was born in a peaceful Colombia. She was delivered on Sept. 27, minutes after

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