Latin American nations push UN to drop zero tolerance on drugs

Colombia, Mexico, and Guatemala's petition to the UN could push the drug war debate to a new level
The Christian Science Monitor (US)
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico – hardly liberal bastions – have taken the matter a step further. The Latin American countries, each threatened by drug violence, sent a clearly worded declaration to the United Nations, inviting member states to undertake a consultation process to come up with more effective drug policy strategies. They urged the UN to “exercise its leadership…. to conduct deep reflection to analyze all available options, including regulatory or market measures, in order to establish a new paradigm,” the declaration states, translated into English by the Guatemala Times.