Dec 19, 2011

Drug War Politics: Latin American leaders assail U.S. drug ‘market’

This article presents a good review of recent calls by Latin American presidents for the US to re-evaluate its drug policy. While its lead speaks of "disgust for U.S. drug consumers," it goes on to present the leaders' call for considering "market alternatives" to take profits away from the drug cartels.

Washington Post: "Latin American leaders have joined together to condemn the U.S. government for soaring drug violence in their countries, blaming the United States for the transnational cartels that have grown rich and powerful smuggling dope north and guns south.

Alongside official declarations, Latin American governments have expressed growing disgust for U.S. drug consumers — both the addict and the weekend recreational user heedless to the misery and destruction paid for their pleasures." read more

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