The "war on drugs" has been raging for three decades. Few would argue it's working. With the cartels’ grip on Mexico and drug violence spiking in Central America, many Latin American leaders are fed up. In a few weeks, leaders plan to gather in Guatemala to discuss proposals to legalize drugs.
Chicago Ald. Danny Solis introduced an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession this week. If the legislation passed, people caught carrying a small amount of the drug would pay a fine rather than face arrest.
Bolivian President Evo Morales says he's committed to fighting cocaine production and trafficking in his country. He’s instituted a drug program called "Coca si, cocaine no." That means it's illegal to make cocaine.