Guatamala's President to Propose Legalizing Drugs

Guatemala's new President, Otto Perez Molina, said today he will propose that Central America legalize drugs at an upcoming meeting of leaders in the region.

"I want to bring this discussion to the table," he said. "It wouldn't be a crime to transport, to move drugs. It would all have to be regulated."

Does he mean it? Or is he only attempting to start a dialogue? A former military general who ran on a law and order platform promising an "iron fist" policy against organized crime, he authorized the army to join the fight against the drug cartels just one day after his inauguration..

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    It would be a very good step (none / 0) (#1)
    by MKS on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 05:36:48 PM EST
    to avoid more violence and corruption.

    One cannot ignore the possibility of bribery and coercion in the apparent change of position of the Guatemalan President.  This has happened before.....