In an interview with Humanosphere, AIN’s Kathryn Ledebur discusses the gradual, but successful reduction of coca in Bolivia due to community coca control:
“’Wide-scale changes like this take time, and Bolivia is making slow but steady progress in the right direction,’ said Kathryn Ledebur, director of the Andean Information Network (AIN), in an interview with Humanosphere.”
To read the complete article, click the link here.
AIN está orgulloso a pertenecer a la alianza, “Mujeres, Políticas de Drogas y Encarcelamiento.” Esta iniciativa pretende dar a conocer la penalización de drogas y el impacto desproporcionado sobre las mujeres, y abogar por políticas de justicia y drogas más sensatas.
Para obtener más información sobre esta iniciativa, visite la oficina de WOLA en el sitio web a continuación.
Echa un vistazo a la siguiente infografía para tener una pequeña visión general sobre las mujeres, el encarcelamiento, y las drogas en Bolivia:
AIN is excited to be contributing to the coalition on Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration in the Americas. This initiative seeks to highlight the disproportionate impact drug criminalization has on women, and advocate for more sensible criminal justice and drug policies.
To learn more about the initiative, visit the Washington Office on Latin America’s website below:
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s recently published Coca Monitoring Reports for Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru reveal that Bolivia once again is the lowest producer of coca among the Andean countries. Peru produces nearly twice as much coca as Bolivia, while Colombia, having experienced a surge in coca production since last year, produces nearly five times the amount of coca as Bolivia. Whereas Colombia and Peru continue to implement forced eradication strategies, Bolivia’s community coca control strategy has proven successful in decreasing levels of coca production.
“The Politics of Drug Control, Women and Incarceration” Conference held Monday in La Paz by The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) highlighted the disproportionate impact of drug related charges on vulnerable women in Latin America. As a panelist, AIN’s Kathryn Ledebur presented a report by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and other partners on Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration. Kathryn Ledebur and the UNODC’s Representative for Bolivia, Antonino De Leo, advised that the new drug control law in Bolivia (replacing the outdated Law 1008) include more proportionate sentencing and alternatives to incarceration for low level drug crimes.
To read more about the “Politics of Drug Control, Women and Incarceration” conference see the article below: (Spanish)
Authors: Kathryn Ledebur (AIN) and Coletta A. Youngers (WOLA).
Commentary.- For the fifth year in a row, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has reported a decline in the area under coca cultivation in the Plurinational State of Bolivia. Between 2010 and 2014, the country achieved a remarkable 34 percent net reduction in the area under coca cultivation. UNODC estimated 20,400 hectares of coca in Bolivia in 2014.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2015 Coca Crop Monitoring Survey for Bolivia, showing a one percent reduction in overall cultivation. There was also an increase in the price of dried coca leaf , as well as cocaine seizures. AIN’s translation of the summary of the report is here: link:UNODC BOLIVIA Coca monitoring results-July 2016
Authors: Thomas Grisaffi and Kathryn Ledebur. (2016)
Abstract: For over two decades the US has funded repressive forced coca eradication in Peru, Colombia and Bolivia to reduce the illegal cocaine trade. These policies have never met their stated goals and have generated violence and poverty. In 2006 Bolivia definitively broke with the US anti-narcotics model, replacing the militarized eradication of coca crops with a community-based coca control strategy. The program substantially reduced the coca crop while simultaneously respecting human rights and allowing farmers to diversify their livelihoods. This article outlines the elements of the Bolivian initiative that ensure its continued successful functioning.It explores to what extent this model can be translated to other Andean contexts. To read this paper please click here: Stability Journal- Citizenship or Repression
El Centro de Investigaciones Sociales (CIS) de la Vicepresidencia tiene el agrado de invitar a usted a la presentación oficial del libro “Habeas Coca – Control Social de la Coca en Bolivia”, de las investigadoras Kathryn Ledebur y Linda Farthing. Comentan Marisabel Villagomez y Loreta Tellería.
El evento tendrá lugar en la sala de Videoconferencias “Juana Azurduy” de la Vicepresidencia del Estado. C. Ayacucho y Mercado # 308, este jueves 3 de marzo a las 19.00 Hrs.
Rogamos confirmar su asistencia.
Centro de Investigaciones Sociales
La Paz – Bolivia