By Andrew Fowler for Business Insider. The war on drugs, as we know it, may be coming to an end.
Historically, the US has cracked down on drugs in Latin America with a heavy hand. However, some argue that this strategy has only led to political corruption and violence. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, more than 100,000 people have been killed in Mexico’s drug war since 2006.
Now, several Latin American countries are taking drug policy into their own hands, and shunning the US’ practices, which have thus defined the war on drugs in Central and South America.