Tag: Mexico

11
May

Marijuana’s Path to Legality in Mexico

Written by Arturo Lua Castillo, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern. Although marijuana legalization in Mexico lacks appeal amongst much of the public and is still a subject of stigma and misinformation, the country has recently taken crucial steps towards legalization. A Different Process In the United States, marijuana policy reform has primarily taken shape through state-wide ballot initiatives which have resulted

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29
Mar

Spring Break…and The War on Drugs

Written by Arturo Lua Castillo ’16, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern and Chapter Leader of SUNY Albany SSDP.  Beautiful beaches, sunny resorts, and Mexico’s murder capital; all these things describe Acapulco. Once a sprawling tourist mecca visited by A-list celebrities, the city has become the prime example of how the War on Drugs creates incentives for violence and instability. A

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20
Feb

¿Por qué no legalizan todas las drogas en México?

El siguiente artículo, que presenta una entrevista con una líder de EPSD México, Emma Rodríguez Romero, fue publicado el 12 de febrero por Red Letter, una revista mexicana en línea. Lee el artículo completo aquí. El debate sobre la despenalización de la mariguana se abrió nuevamente tras las declaraciones, a nivel personal, del secretario de Turismo, Enrique de la Madrid, quien señaló que

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12
Jan

ESPD Mexico Starts Rebuilding

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico back in September. Happily, none of the members of the SSDP chapter in Mexico, known as Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas (EPSD) México, were physically harmed by the earthquake. However, the building which housed the EPSD office was among those that collapsed, leaving our family down there without a base of

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18
Jul

Magic Mushrooms, Tourism, and the Erasure of Mazatec Culture

Written by Gabriel Eduardo Estrada Martínez, a member of Estudiantes Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas, Mexíco (SSDP Mexíco) and an indigenous Mazateco currently doing anthropological research on the use of sacred plants in Mexico. Translation by Arturo González. For any country, the objective of tourism is to help bolster the economy by exposing native art, magic, and nature to curious

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3
Jan

Gana La Mota en USA

Escrito por el líder del EPSD México Héctor Joel Anaya. Este artículo apareció originalmente en La Dosis.  Es un hecho Donald Trump fue electo como presidente de los Estados Unidos, y Arizona no obtuvo la mayoría de los votos necesarios para legalizar la cannabis en su territorio. Y a pesar de que el futuro del mercado y de la regulación

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28
Nov

Recapping the 2016 Latin America Regional Conference

Written by Héctor Joel Anaya From 3rd to 4th November, students from around Latin America attended our first Latin American Regional Conference in Morelia, Michoacán. Morelia is one of the states that has been most affected by the Mexican Drug War since former president Felipe Calderon started it ten years ago. The conference was divided into three big topics; health, policy, and

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21
Oct

La Caravana Contra Represión en México Begins US Speaking Tour

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern.  Two days ago, the Caravan Against Repression in Mexico arrived in Boston to begin their month long journey through the US. The Caravan will be traveling through 18 different cities, including a stop in Chicago this weekend to speak at the SSDP Midwest Regional Conference. The “War on Drugs”, fabricated in the US to

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11
Oct

SSDP Participates in Ayotzinapa Day of Action

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern. To learn more, check our her three-part piece about what happened to the 43 students of Ayotzinapa two years ago and how it is connected to the War on Drugs: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. On October 4th, 2016 seven men were killed on the road Chilipacingo-Tixtla in Guerrero, Mexico. The men

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19
Sep

Ayotzinapa: How Heroin Trafficking, Mining, and US Foreign Policy Played a Role

This is the third and final of a series of blog posts by SSDP Latin America Policy intern Jacki Moreira about the upcoming 2 year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School. Today, she takes a look as some of the other external factors that contributed to the tragedy.  Transnational Drug Trafficking The Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos

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