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Open Letter to Álvaro Uribe

Mr. Uribe, first and foremost I must respectfully express my gratitude for what you and your policies have done for my country of birth. Once on the verge of being deemed a “failed state,” Colombia is now a safer and more prosperous country.  Your Democratic Security initiative and other policies laid the groundwork for Colombian … Continue reading

America / Foreign Policy

Latin American Drug Legalization and US National Security

True to form, the American media has continued its focus on domestic politics leading up to the November presidential election. So far, the GOP primary and the fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke have dominated this week’s media attention. Lost in this news coverage were Vice President Joe Biden’s … Continue reading

America / Foreign Policy / Politics / Rule of Law

US Allies Recognizing the Losing Nature of the Current “War on Drugs”

Earlier this week, Guatemala’s newly elected President Otto Perez Molina said that the US’s inability to decrease illegal drug consumption has left Guatemala in a position where it must consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs. He plans to raise the issue of legalization of illicit drugs at an upcoming summit of Central American … Continue reading