"Those of us who manage public policies know that confinement and prison alone do not solve the problem, and it is necessary to work on social inclusion and rehabilitation"
Published on 03/10/19
On the occasion of the celebration in Montevideo (Uruguay) of the Bi-Regional Conference on fostering the use of Alternative Measures to Imprisonment, jointly organised by the European programmes EUROsociAL+, COPOLAD II and EL PAcCTO, we interviewed the Secretary-General for Drugs of this country. In addition to taking a look at some of the most outstanding issues in the framework of its collaboration with COPOLAD, he shares with us his first impressions of this unprecedented initiative.
"Grenada's new National Anti-Drug Strategy would be evidence-based, realistic, and would consider human rights, equality, gender and development with social inclusion"
Published on 26/09/19
From Granada, Elizabeth Japal tells us in depth about the advances in the drugs policy in her country, their plans for the new national strategy and how COPOLAD has supported them in the formulation of this document, among other areas of cooperation.
"Colombia adopted the Early Warning System with COPOLAD, which contributes to the well-being of the population and has the potential to save lives."
Published on 14/05/19
Dr. Ana María Rueda Rodríguez, Director of Drugs Policies and Related Activities at the Ministry of Justice and Law in Colombia, gives us this extensive interview in which we address some of the priority issues for Colombia for the coming years on the occasion of the publication of its "Integral Policy to Face the Drug Problem: Future Route", as well as the progress made to date, and how COPOLAD has contributed to some of the milestones in the country.
"Thanks to COPOLAD we are putting measures in place for problems which we might not yet be facing but could surface if not addressed now"
Published on 14/05/19
Dr. John J. Swift, from the Anti-Drug Strategy Unit of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) talks about the main priorities of the ONDCP and the Government of Antigua & Barbuda regarding drugs policy, at this time when the country is moving towards the legalization of the regulated production and supply of marijuana for medical and religious purposes.
"COPOLAD contributes to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean getting to know each other more and learning to develop policies with good ideas and management"
Published on 24/01/19
The National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Consumption (SENDA) of Chile is one of the most recognized drug policy agencies in Latin America and as such, its contribution is of great importance in the framework of COPOLAD, in which it actively participates, also, leading studies and key actions during this stage. On the occasion of the appointment of its new National Director, we review its role in COPOLAD and the future prospects from now on.