Guatemala's president: 'My country bears the scars from the war on drugs'

Leaders of drug-consuming countries in the west have to accept that the war on drugs has brought Latin American nations to their knees
The Observer (UK)
Saturday, January 19, 2013

perez-molina-obsThis is at the heart of the awakening in Latin America, a feeling that drugs prohibition has allowed rich and powerful cartels to rise to such prominence that they threaten the institutions of the state – the police, the judicial system, the army, the media, and the body politic. In Latin America it is not about rehab and criminality, it is about an existential threat to the state.