Should Latin America legalize drugs?
April 16th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

Should Latin America legalize drugs?

Editor's Note: The following text is from GlobalPost, which provides excellent coverage of world news – importantmoving and just odd.

By Alex LeffGlobalPost

When the world looks back at 2012 in the Americas, one burning debate will stand out amid the year’s usual chatter: Should Latin America legalize drugs?

What was once taboo has now got presidents talking in public and writing charged commentaries. They’re trying to frame the new drugs debate in terms that Washington - which firmly stands by the drug war solution - will understand: supply and demand.

The U.S. government says it will listen, but will not bend.

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