Guatemala's President Leading the Way in International Drug Policy Reform
I have posted before about Otto Perez Molina's blunt statements about the failure of the war on drugs (and now Central America has become a big victim). At the Davios World Economic Forum, he delivered his message and got a big ally in the idea to fix the war on drugs.
From an Alternet article,
In Davos, the right-wing retired general found an unlikely ally in billionaire liberal philanthropist Georges Soros, who joined him to announce a Drug Policy Reform summit, scheduled for June 2013 in Tika, Guatemala. The summit will gather world leaders and policy organizations to discuss alternative drug control proposals. It will be organized in coordination with the Soros Foundation, as well as the Beckley Foundation and the Carter Foundation. Based in the UK, the Beckley Foundation established a Guatemala office in June 2012 and works closely with President Perez Molina and his government on issues of drug policy. The foundation director, Amanda Feilding, met with President Molina in Guatemala on January 17 to deliver proposals for alternative drug policy options.
Could this be the beginning of a sane approach to dealing with illegal drugs?