Guatemala President Alvaro Colom
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Guatemala President Alvaro Colom against legalising drugs

Consumers of illegal drugs share the blame for drug-related violence and killings, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has told BBC Mundo.

"We've been called a narco-state, but what about consumers? Aren't they drug dealers?" said Mr Colom.

He was speaking a few days before Guatemalans go to the polls on Sunday to elect his successor.

  • 07 Sep 2011
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