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Analysis: Molina talks up drug legalization in Guatemala and adds task force

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina is talking up legalization of drugs as the only way to solve the violence problems drug trafficking causes.

Pérez Molina believes some of his counterparts in the region are ready to join him in pressuring Washington to rethink its agenda which has
fueled criminality and done nothing to contain American drug consumption.

A special task force and a new special prosecutor will target criminal rings operating out of prisons, where an estimated 60 to 80 percent of extortions originate. There will also be more money in the judiciary budget.

Source: The Wall Street Journal