Biden Gives Flimsy Defense Of Drug Prohibition To Latin America
Vice President Joe Biden, on a two-day visit to Mexico and Central America, said that while the drug legalization debate is "worth discussing," there is "no possibility" that the Obama Administration will change its policy.Biden's statements came amid rapidly escalating demands by Latin American presidents that legalization be included among the options for reducing prohibition-related violence, crime and mayhem.Vice President Biden meets on Tuesday with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and other Central American leaders. The Guatemalan president has said that the legalization debate will be on their agenda."Vice President Biden's comment that 'there is no possibility that the Obama-Biden administration will change its policy on legalization' should come as no surprise," said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). "That comment is consistent with longstanding U.S. policy, and it's hard to imagine the administration wanting this debate to open up in an election year."
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