End The War On Drugs, Let Latin America Figure It Out On Their Own.

Posted: June 17, 2011 in News, Opinion
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The 40th anniversary of Washington‘s war on drugs has sparked calls for the decriminalization of narcotics, but what may seem like common sense for the US could spell disaster for Latin America.

Pleas for reform have come from a wide variety of voices. David Simon, creator of the TV series “TheWire,” recently published an open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder offering a new season of the popular show in exchange for a reconsideration of the war on drugs. In The New York TimesCharles Blow called the war “an unmitigated disaster, an abomination of justice, and a self-perpetuating, trillion-dollar economy of wasted human capital, ruined lives, and decimated communities.”

And, most notably, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which consists of 19 political and cultural titans from the US and other countries around the world,released a report on June 2 calling for the establishment of regulated marijuana markets and the decriminalization of recreational drugs.

Full Article –> Ending 40 years of drug war: the impact on Latin America



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