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Latin America Drug Trade

Wars of Others

Lilia Luciano | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Lilia Luciano

As we continue to resist new solutions, the war on drugs has generated a number of "unintended consequences" -- significantly affecting producer countries -- which undermine security, development, governance, health and human rights.

U.S. Indicts Former Colombian General

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — A retired Colombian police general who was security chief for former President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2005 betrayed intern...

Legalization Debate Takes Off in Latin America

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
Ethan Nadelmann

After decades of being brutalized by the U.S. government's failed prohibitionist drug policies, Latin American leaders, including not just distinguished former presidents but also current presidents, are saying "enough is enough."

Will Guatemala Legalize Drugs?

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport...

Mexican Drug Cartels Spread Their Tentacles Into 47 Nations

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan drug boss Juan Jose "Juancho" Leon was summoned by Mexican traffickers for what he was told was business. Instead, d...