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UN Agency Head Argues for Legalization of Killer Drugs in Ibero-America and Caribbean

May 30, 2018 (EIRNS)—Speaking in Paris May 28 at the Tenth International Forum on Ibero-America and the Caribbean at France’s Ministry of Finance, Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), proposed that now is the time to seriously propose legalizing drugs in Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Reuters reported.

ECLAC is the UN agency responsible for monitoring economic development and related matters in this region. In the past, Barcena has been an enthusiastic promoter of cooperation with China, stressing the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative for Ibero-America and the Caribbean. Now, however, she has apparently bought into the arguments of drug kingpin George Soros about the “benefits” of drug legalization.

“I’m going to be very provocative,” she said. “Who stands to benefit from legalization? Ibero-America and the Caribbean, for God’s sake!” Why? “Because illegality is killing people. The moment has arrived for us to seriously propose legalization.”

Barcena then asked

“who are those illegal ones? Consumers, of which there are many in Latin America.... We have to remove, and not hand over on a silver platter ... 165 million youth to the drug trade, because they are unemployed, because we don’t have institutions to face the challenge,”

she said.

Such resignation to the idea that it is impossible to provide productive employment, and therefore humanity must relegate its youth to menticide, cannot be tolerated.

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