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10 Sep 2014 | Video

WOLA’s Walsh Presents at the OAS on the Issue of Drugs in the Americas

OAS Policy Roundtable “Multisectoral Perspectives on the Drug Problem in the Americas” – September 8, 2014 from OAS/OEA TV on Vimeo.

On September 8, 2014, WOLA Senior Associate John Walsh joined OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza; Permanent Representative of Guatemala José María Argueta; Director of the Office of Policy and Legislation at the US Department of Justice Jonathan Wroblewski; Resident Magistrate of the Kingston Drug Treatment Court Stephane Jackson-Haisley; and President of Intercambios Asociación Civil Graciela Touzé to participate in an OAS Policy Roundtable on Multisectoral Perspectives on the Drug Problem in the Americas. Walsh (who begins speaking at 7:27) acknowledges that there exists a growing realization among both officials and reform advocates that current policies have not been effective.

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Photo courtesy of the Organization of American States.