By Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar, Thiago Rodrigues
This booklet is a set of reports of drug guidelines in numerous Latin American nations. The chapters learn the categorical histories of drug regulations in each one nation, in addition to comparable phenomena and case reviews in the course of the sector. It provides conceptual reflections at the origins of prohibition and the “War on Drugs,” together with the subject of human rights and cognitive freedom. extra, the gathering displays at the pioneering function of a few Latin American nations in altering paradigms of overseas drug coverage. each one case research offers an research of the place every one nation is now by way of coverage reform in the context of its heritage and present socio-political conditions. simultaneously, neighborhood hobbies, tasks, and backlash opposed to the reformist debate in the hemisphere are tested. the new adjustments concerning the law of marijuana within the usa and their attainable effect on Latin the US also are addressed. This paintings is a crucial, up to date and well-researched reference for all who're drawn to drug coverage from a Latin American perspective.
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We now open out to the rest of the Americas and comment on the cases of Brazil and Mexico. In Brazil, the use of psychoactives such as heroin and cocaine was, in the early twentieth century, restricted to sophisticated circuits in clubs or fumeries frequented by the economic and intellectual elite who copied European habits. The use of so-called “elegant poisons” began to be reprimanded socially when it spread to prostitutes, pimps, and madams who attended this consumer elite. Newspaper articles about young prostitutes, many of them poor European immigrants who had descended into in vice and lust, proliferated.