Latin America builds momentum against US-backed drug war

Laura Carlsen
The Huffington Post (US)
Thursday, October 10, 2013

One after another, Latin American leaders rose to the podium at the last UN General Assembly to take a stand against the United States' signature security policy in the hemisphere -- the war on drugs. "Right here, in this same headquarters, 52 years ago, the convention that gave birth to the war on drugs was approved. Today, we must acknowledge, that war has not been won," Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said. (See also: Drug policy debate in the Americas)