A group of Latin American leaders declared Monday that votes by two US states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a region increasingly frustrated with the US-backed war on drugs. The declaration by the leaders of Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Costa Rica strongly implied the votes last week in Colorado and Washington would make enforcement of marijuana bans more difficult.
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