solabeirtan Posted September 27, 2012 Report Share Posted September 27, 2012 (edited) UNITED NATIONS -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is advocating the international legalization of drugs even as he is moving to fight narcotics cartels with the biggest military buildup in the Central American country since its long and bloody civil war. There's no contradiction, the president said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day before he plans to address the U.N. General Assembly. "We can't take unilateral action, it will be gradual," Perez said, referring to his push for legalization. "Meanwhile, while we're taking these steps, we're not going to let Guatemala become an open corridor for trafficking and consuming drugs." Pres. OPerez Molina said he may be the first head of state to propose legalizing drugs before the General Assembly, but the Organization of American States already is studying the idea, with a report due in a year. Huffington_Post WORLD Edited September 28, 2012 by solabeirtan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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