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by Peter Moskos

February 12, 2009

Latin American Panel: Drug War Failing, Honest Debate Needed

The drug war has failed, and its repressive policies are having negative consequences in Latin America, a 17-member commission said today. The Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, co- chaired by former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, Cesar Giviria of Colombia, and Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico called for an "open and honest debate" on the problem.

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