Saturday, February 11, 2017

Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalization to beat gangs

Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalization to beat gangs: A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called on Friday for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America's largest country.

Justice Roberto 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 fueling a violent gang battle for control of the lucrative trade.

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