Guatemalan president applauds Uruguayan pot legalization vote

The region desperately needs a change of course from the international anti-drug policy promoted by the United States for the past 40 years.
Tico Times (Costa Rica)
Domingo, 4 de agosto, 2013

Perez-Molina-and-Pena-Nieto_newsfull_hGuatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has called last week’s approval by Uruguayan lawmakers in the lower house of the legalization of recreational marijuana an “important step” in the fight against international drug trafficking. Pérez Molina said the initiative – which if passed by the Senate would task the Uruguayan government with the production and sale of marijuana – opens “a new space for discussion” on the merits of legalization of illicit drugs.