Ecuadorian Minister of the Interior Promotes Decriminalization of Drugs

Posted on June 3, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Guatemala, Politics

From El Comercio on June 2, 2013- Ecuador’s Minister of the Interior, José Serrano, stated that the decriminalization of consuming drugs would deliver a hard blow to drug traffickers in Latin America. He said that the current fight against drugs has been a failure. There needs to be new, clear policies for addicts and from then move on the legalization of drugs. President Rafael Correa’s government has been promoting new strategies for the war on drugs, one of the principal topics at the 43rd session of the General Assembly of the OAS which begins Tuesday in Guatemala. In April of 2012, Correa applauded the proposition from Guatemalan president, Otto Pérez Molina, to legalize the production, transport, and distribution of drugs. Ecuador is a transit country for drugs. Authorities have so far confiscated 19 tons of drugs in 2013. Read Article 

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