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U.S. Facing Bold New Calls for "Drug War" Alternatives

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U.S. Facing Bold New Calls for "Drug War" Alternatives.

Washington is facing renewed calls to innovate policy its drug policy. For years, a number of former heads of state in the region have called for the United States to examine its War on Drugs and consider some more unconventional tactics of fighting the menace, including decriminalization. However, President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala has become the first sitting president to add his voice to these increasing calls. It is time for the U.S. to take its head out of the sand and adapt to changing times, starting by putting the national interests of the countries that are primarily affected by the Drug War first.

This analysis was prepared by Ekow Bartels-Kodwo Research Associate at the Council On Hemispheric Affairs, to read the full article click here.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 | Research Memorandum 12.20

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