Why the US and Latin America could be ready to end a fruitless 40-year struggle

The Observer (UK)
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mexico's president Felipe Caldéron is the latest Latin leader to call for a debate on drugs legalisation. And in the US, liberals and right-wing libertarians are pressing for an end to prohibition. Forty years after President Nixon launched the 'war on drugs' there is a growing momentum to abandon the fight.