The Summit of the Americas: A Post-Summit Assessment

April 24, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
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OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

Speaking at The Wilson Center Tuesday, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said that no disagreement exists between the United States and Latin America on drug policy. However, leaders from many traditional source countries have questioned current counter-narcotics enforcement when demand in the United States remains strong. Some regional leaders have even suggested an open debate on the pros and cons of legalization of some drugs--a stance that Washington would likely oppose. On the drugs issue, Insulza suggested the region must work in concert on policy and that it would be unacceptable for one country to unilaterally legalize since this would foment drug tourism and attract traffickers.

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