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VIDEO 25mins: Felipe Calderon the outgoing Mexican president ‘Time for a tactical shift in the drug war’

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

Felipe Calderon, the outgoing Mexican president, has called for a transformation in international thinking on drug policy. In his final speech as president of the UN General Assembly, he said that developed countries like the US were not going enough to cut their drug consumption, so it was time to act.

 

“… The United Nations has to lead a far-reaching international debate which would make it possible to take stock, on the one hand, of the progress and limits of the current prohibitionist approach, which has led to the results that we’ve achieved thus far. They must also carry out a study on the human violence, the unacceptable violence, that is produced by the production, distribution and trafficking of drugs in the world… and which has made, it is painful to say this, but it has made Latin American and the Caribbean the most region in the world…

See on www.aljazeera.com

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