Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Latin America: Latin American states seek 'drug war' review

The leaders of several Latin American countries want an international review of drug policies. The issue was brought to the centre of international attention after two US states voted to legalise recreational marijuana use last week.

The issue is no laughing matter for the presidents of Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica. They say their efforts to fight drug smuggling, often with deadly results, will be affected.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Washington.