Latin American Leaders Blast U.S. Drug Policies, Call For Decriminalization

This week, 11 Latin American leaders convened in Mexico City to make a formal statement calling for the U.S. to revise its current drug policies and consider legalization as a means of curbing the high demand for illegal drugs in the U.S.

Once again, calling for shared responsibility among drug-consuming countries, Latin American heads of state looked to the U.S., the number one consumer of illicit drugs in the world.

In recent years, Latin America countries and the U.S. have differed about who is most to blame for the uninterrupted drug trafficking, with Mexico leading the charge with the claim that it is the steady and insatiable demand for drugs in this country that drives the huge industry.

 

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