At Summit, Drug Talk likely to be Hot but Hidden
The Summit of the Americas is focused on roads and ports. But behind closed doors, leaders will discuss drug policies.
“What has been a complete failure is the idea that reducing the supply — that is, attacking the source countries in Latin America and putting so much law enforcement energy in the interdiction operation — would lead to a shortage in the consumption countries,” said Martin Jelsma, the coordinator of the Drugs and Democracy Program at the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands. “There is no way that someone can continue to argue that that is in any way effective.”
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