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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:05 PM

 

Do you suppose that Obama is YET ready to back down and allow sanity to return...

Obama faces Latin America revolt over drugs, trade
Washington's ability to influence events in Latin America has arguably never been lower. The new reality is as much a product of the United States' economic struggles as a wave of democracy and greater prosperity that has swept much of the region of 580 million people in the past decade or so.

It's not that the United States is reviled now - far from it. Although a few vocally anti-U.S. leaders like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez tend to grab the media spotlight, Obama has warm or cordial relations with Brazil, Mexico and other big countries in the region.

Most Latin American leaders were rooting, either privately or publicly, for his re-election on Tuesday.

That said, even close allies are increasingly emboldened to act without worrying about what "Tio Sam" will say or do. Nowhere is that more evident than on anti-narcotics policy. (snip)



http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-obama-latinamerica-idUSBRE8A80ZS20121109

I think we're thirty plus years into remembering that prohibition only creates a need for larger jails, more coffins, and police as aggressive, corrupt, and murderous as those who are bringing the contraband to the citizens.

Obama, please let this foolishness go. Let the violence end. Let taxing the drugs to help cover all N & S American countries to begin to rebuild and cover their national debts.

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Lionessa Nov 2012 OP
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #1
Lionessa Nov 2012 #2
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #4

Response to Lionessa (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:08 PM

1. He did evolve on gay marriage. Let's hope he evolves quickly on this criminal-creating waste of time

money, and lives.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:14 PM

2. Fingers crossed, however

 

LGBT community was able to put pressure on Obama's re-election campaign Without that, I'm not convinced he will evolve.

As I started though, fingers crossed, hope still in sight.

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Response to Lionessa (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. I would rather see the money being sent to corrupt gov'ts, go for rehab centers and agricultural

development.

Better farming techniques for food, will give farmers growing drug crops for cash more options.

And since there will always be addicts or one sort or another, lets legitimize and fund rehab centers.

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Response to Lionessa (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:24 PM

4. Not just end it, but grant amnesty for anyone imprisoned for possession.

 

I'd extend that to dealers, but some of them are seriously evil. "GOD DAMN, the pusher man."

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