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New Photo Essay Illustrates the Devastating Impact of Punitive Drug Laws on Incarcerated Women in Bolivia

Today, the Andean Information Network (AIN) and the Washington Office on Latin America – WOLA are releasing a new photo essay in a series that sheds light on the human and social cost of current drug policies in Bolivia and across the Americas.

“Punished for Being Poor” tells the story of Nayeli, an indigenous woman incarcerated for transporting 3 kilograms of cocaine base paste.

Find the photoessay at: https://womenanddrugs.wola.org/p…/poverty-and-incarceration/

Washington Office on Latin America – WOLA
The Andean Information Network

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Nuevo ensayo fotográfico ilustra el impacto devastador de políticas de drogas punitivas sobre mujeres encarceladas en Bolivia

Hoy, la Red Andina de Información (AIN, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA, por sus siglas en inglés) presentan un nuevo ensayo fotográfico, como parte de una serie que ilustra el costo humano y social de las actuales políticas de drogas en Bolivia y a lo largo de las Américas.

“Castigada por ser pobre” cuenta la historia de Nayeli, una mujer indígena encarcelada por transportar 3 kilos de pasta base de cocaína.

Para leer más visite: https://mujeresydrogas.wola.org/…/la-pobreza-y-el-encarcel…/

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Nuevo Informe: Lecciones de Bolivia

En febrero de 2017, una delegación de 8 cocaleros de distintas regiones de Colombia viajó a Bolivia para conocer la transición del país desde la erradicación forzosa y el desarrollo alternativo condicionado hacia el control social de la coca y el desarrollo integral. A través de reuniones con la sociedad civil, organizaciones sociales y ministerios, se alentó a la delegación para que visualice cómo se podrían aplicar las experiencias bolivianas en Colombia, donde la reducción de la coca emergió como un punto fundamental en la transición histórica del posconflicto.

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New AIN Report: Lessons from Bolivia

In February 2017, a delegation of 8 coca growers from across Colombia traveled to Bolivia to learn about the country’s shift from forced eradication and conditioned alternative development to community coca control and integrated development. Through meetings with civil society, social organizations, and government ministries, the delegation was encouraged to envision how Bolivia’s experiences could apply to Colombia, where coca reduction has emerged as a critical point in the historic post-conflict transition.

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World Politics Review: Negotiating With Growers, Bolivia Forges Its Own Approach to Coca Production

Written by AIN Contributor Linda Farthing in the World Politics Review, “Negotiating with Growers, Bolivia Forges its own Approach to Coca Production” analyzes Bolivia’s new coca and controlled substance laws.

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Linda Farthing

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Last month, Bolivia passed new coca and drug control laws that marked another milestone in the independent—but to his critics, controversial—drug policy fashioned by President Evo Morales’ government. A decade in the making, the laws “were an essential step because the former drug law was imposed by the U.S.,” the vice minister for social movement coordination, Alfredo Rada, told the local press. He was referring to a 1988 law pushed by the United States that limited the production of coca—the main ingredient in cocaine—and carried harsh penalties for illegal cultivation…
 

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