Latin American Drugs and Democracy Initiative
The Latin American Drugs and Democracy Initiative seeks to build upon the high profile of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy to increase debate and policy change in the US and Latin America. Specifically, the one-year initiative will carry out:
1. Political advocacy, mainly in the US but also, whenever possible, in the European Union, including sharing of knowledge and information about workable alternative policies;
2. Influencing policy changes at the national level in Latin America, with special emphasis on innovative strategies to reduce the harm caused by drugs and reduce drug use through preventive education and cultural change;
3. Gathering, processing and dissemination in Latin America of knowledge and information about U.S. and European Union best practices on alternative harm and use reduction policies.