How the Latin American drug war will end

Ending the drug war will necessitate a hemispheric-wide effort and it is here where South America must play a more important role
Nikolas Kozloff
The Huffington Post (US web)
Monday, February 11, 2013

As the underlying rationale for the war on drugs falls apart, some may wonder whether Latin America is really prepared to push back against Washington's militaristic approach toward marijuana trafficking. While such a prospect would have been unheard of just a few years ago, recent developments in the U.S. suggest that change could come fast at the hemispheric level. Indeed, successful pushes for marijuana legalization in Washington state and Colorado brought together some unusual political constituencies.