U.S.-Colombia trade deal to take effect in May

Although the presidents of the Americas were unable to come to a consensus on drug legalization at the Summit of the Americas, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the meeting was a success because “there was a debate for the first time” where “all the issues were put on the table and all the issues were debated. Before this wasn't done." The Organization of American States (OAS) was given a mandate to study the region’s strategy in fighting organized crime and drug trafficking.

Drug Trafficking in Latin America