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Juan Gabriel Tokatlián

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian is an Argentine sociologist, with an MA and a PhD in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washingon, DC. Currently (since April 2012) Director of the Department of Political Science and International Studies a...
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Latin America and the drug issue: searching for a change

Juan Gabriel Tokatlián, 13 December 2013

This report analyses the current global situation of the drug question and highlights the limitations of the so-called "war on drugs". It specifically reflects on the particularities of the anti-narcotics crusade in Latin America by showing its poor results in terms of coping with the drug phenomenon. The report then deals with concrete public policies against drugs in the region and discusses the sense of fatigue and frustration experienced among Latin American governments and societies in terms of the drug problem. Finally, it approaches the key characteristics of a new debate on drugs in the region, suggesting that this is having a significant impact on the overall drug issue worldwide.

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