OAS to seek fresh ways to combat illegal drugs

June 4, 2013 11:22 PM

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OAS to seek fresh ways to combat illegal drugs

MEXICO CITY -- Drug policy and the need to substantially change the way countries tackle the issue will take center stage at a major regional meeting of nations of the Americas that starts Tuesday.

Representatives of several Latin American countries are expected to pressure U.S. officials to find alternatives to what is seen as an approach to fighting drugs that leans heavily on law enforcement -- a strategy that has cost tens of thousands of mostly Latin American lives.

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