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3 CentAm leaders reject legalization of drugs

  • Associated Press
  • March 30, 2012 - 10:57 PM

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua say they oppose the legalization of drugs and will continue to support regional efforts to fight drug trafficking.

Mauricio Funes of El Salvador, Porfirio Lobo of Honduras and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua issued a joint statement after meeting Friday saying they don't support Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina's proposal to legalize drugs.

The leaders say they want to present a united front against as Western Hemisphere leaders look for ways to fight drug trafficking at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia next month.

Guatemala's leader made his drug legalization proposal in February. It has received lukewarm response in the region and opposition from Washington.

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