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Supreme Court judge:legalise drugs to beat gangs

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Supreme Court justice Roberto Barroso called for the legalization of marijuana and cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America’s largest country.Barroso, a Yale graduate and constitutional law professor, said 50 years of war against drugs had failed miserably, clogging jails with small-time dealers and fuelling a violent gang battle for control of the lucrative trade.”Unlike the United States and Europe where the problem lies in the impact drugs have on consumers, in Brazil the problem lies in the power drug traffickers have over poor communities,” Barroso told Reuters in the court’s modern glass building in Brasilia.

 

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