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Prohibition-based policies have led to a rise in drug-related violence, prison overcrowding, and an increase in HIV epidemics. The Global Drug Policy Program supports organizations that put forward alternatives.

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Open Society Voices

February 25, 2014 | by Eduardo Vergara

The drug policy debate in Latin America has been accelerating lately. A new study underlines this trend by showing that young, urban Latin Americans favor a re-assessment of current policies.

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February 19, 2014 | by Agnieszka Sieniawska | 1 comments

Polish lawmakers are looking at replacing a failed strategy for policing drug offenses with a groundbreaking model pioneered in Seattle.

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January 28, 2014 | by David Bewley-Taylor

In West Africa, poor data and politically driven rhetoric drive militarized drug control, a strategy that cost Latin America hundreds of thousands of lives.