Guatemala president weighs drug legalization, blames US for not reducing consumption

The Washington Post (US)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

otto-perezU.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President Otto Perez Molina said, a remarkable turnaround for an ex-general elected on a platform of crushing organized crime with an iron fist. Perez said he will try to win regional support for drug legalization at an upcoming summit of Central American leaders next month.