Oct 11, 2011
Drug War: Guatemala--Drug Trafficking and Violence
International Crisis Group: Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, calls for decisive action to deal with these challenges. Countries that consume drugs must provide assistance commensurate with their interest in stemming the flow of narcotics. But donors alone cannot rescue Guatemala. The winner of next month’s presidential election needs to find the internal resources and the political will to bolster law enforcement and justice while simultaneously addressing endemic social and economic inequities that are among the most extreme in Central America.