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Guatemala Sees Opium Poppies as Potential Revenue-spinners

Guatemala is considering the possibility of earning taxes from the sale of opium poppies to help fund drug prevention programs and other social spending, the country's interior minister said on Wednesday.   The Central American state is looking at ways to legalize poppy and marijuana production, part of a broader shift in attitudes across Latin America away from the huge financial and social costs of the U.S.-backed war on drugs.   “That is one idea that has been raised,”...

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