MEXICO CITY – Brazil has been in the global spotlight this year, and not always for the right reasons. Following the 2013 riots over the amount of money being spent on the 2014 soccer World Cup, protests continued up to, and even during, the tournament in
The ability to raise prices is– at least is perceived to be–a critical function of drug control policy. Higher prices discourage young people from using. Higher prices encourage adult users to consume less, to quit sooner, or to seek treatment. (Though hi
Voters in Washington and Colorado made history on Election Day when they voted to legally regulated and tax marijuana. Their votes signaled the beginning of the end for the costly and unjust war on drugs
Anytime the president answers a question about marijuana and federal marijuana policy, as he did in a recent interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters that airs tonight, it makes sense to parse his words.
When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports
Telemundo and NBC News announced jointly today that Jorge Castañeda is joining both networks as Latin American Policy Analyst. Castañeda begins his role in April 2012 and will contribute reports to Telemundo, NBC News and MSNBC shows and on-line platforms
Since time immemorial, Mexicans have argued that were it not for U.S. demand for illicit substances, Mexico would have a manageable drug problem…
JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- The first round in Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for Oct. 3, may turn out to be the only round.
Entrevista realizada en C-Span al Dr. Jorge G. Castañeda, sobre su artículo recientemente publicado en Foreign Policy, titulado “What’s Spanish for Quagmire?”.
There is little question that in the field of foreign policy, Latin America is far from being a priority for the Obama administration. Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are more pressing. The problem is that the situation in Latin America is getting complic