Guatemala Considers Legalizing Opium Growing
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and other government officials said repeatedly this week that they are considering legalizing and regulating opium poppy production in areas where it is already being grown illicitly.
Perez Molina has been talking a good game about alternatives to prohibition--and he just days ago stuck up for Uruguay in the wake of criticism of its marijuana legalization--but he has yet to actually do anything dramatic. This could be it.
I'll write more about this interesting development during the daylight hours.
In the meantime, a Spanish-language article from Prensa Libre is available here.