Friday, February 13, 2009

Latin American commission: The War on (Some) Drugs is a failure

I wonder when we'll finally start basing drug policy on evidence, rather than molding evidence to fit drug policy.
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As drug violence spirals out of control in Mexico, a commission led by three former Latin American heads of state blasted the U.S.-led drug war as a failure that is pushing Latin American societies to the breaking point.

"The available evidence indicates that the war on drugs is a failed war," said former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in a conference call with reporters from Rio de Janeiro. "We have to move from this approach to another one."

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