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US-led “War on Drugs” may be bust, but don’t expect changes soon

Latin America leaders are increasingly demanding changes to the US-led “War on Drugs” β€” but with billions of dollars at stake and no clear political benefit there is little incentive in Washington to challenge the status quo, US experts say.

For the first time ever talks on alternatives to the US policy, which treats drug users as criminals and uses soldiers to fight drug cartels, are on the agenda at the weekend Summit of the Americas in Colombia.

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Washington D.C.-based writer and editor

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