Latin America Program
Decision Time for Argentina on Human Rights
The recent General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Cochabamba, Bolivia, exposed a risky situation for the future of the most valuable regional protection tool available to the continent’s populations.
Psychoactive Drugs: A Matter of Public Health
If the goal of the "war on drugs" is to protect young people, it has been a failure. Our youth have been precisely its greatest victims.
Effectiveness of International Anticorruption Conventions on Domestic Policy Changes in Latin America
This study evaluates the effectiveness of Transparency International's efforts to stimulate effective implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the UN Convention against Corruption in the Americas.
Open Society Voices
If compulsory treatment of people with drug dependence has been condemned by jurists as unconstitutional and by health care professionals as a complete absurdity — why would the Brazilian government support such an approach?
Over the past several decades, Latin America has seen penalties for drugs skyrocket, resulting in longer sentences for drug offenses than many violent crimes.
A new survey reveals that much of what we think we know about people who use drugs is wrong.