War on Drugs, War on Latin America

 

On 24 January 2012, I participated in a panel on drug policy organized by the Institute for Liberal Studies and the Political Science Department at Guelph University. In my presentation, ‘War on Drugs, War on Latin America,’ I argued that drug policy must be transnational in focus, moving beyond demand-side prohibition and harm reduction policies, both of which ignore the violence inflicted on individuals in supply and transit nations as a result of the war on drugs. Patricia Erickson (University of Toronto) argued for legal regulation; Margaret Kopala (Centre for Immigration Policy Reform) made the case for prohibition.