News briefing – Week of 3 October

The sixth Latin American and first Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy took place between 5 and 6 October in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The conference provided a room for debate and evaluation of drug policies, as well as for discussing concrete policies to be implemented in order to fight against illicit drugs. It is estimated…

News briefing – Week of 19 September

During his address at the UN General Assembly, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, highlighted the need to combating drug trafficking and violence associated with organized crime. Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are still facing important challenges, despite important progresses, including the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary…

News Briefing – Week of 22 August

InSight Crime has reported an investigation by Spanish Police which demonstrates that Juan Manuel Muñoz Luévano, a Mexican citizen, headed a criminal organisation that brought cocaine into Spain via the port of Valencia. Muñoz was accused of money laundering and criminal association. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will quit the cocaine drug trade…