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Congressmen: Let’s take a new look at the war on drugs – AZCentral.com

Posted: February 7, 2017 at 8:50 am

Eliot L. Engel and Matt Salmon, AZ We See It 5:32 p.m. MT Feb. 6, 2017

A narcotics-detection canine led border patrol agents to discover heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in a front wheel well.(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

In 2015, opioid deaths in the United States exceeded 30,000 for the first time in recent history. As both parents and members of Congress, we find this unacceptable.

Our first duty as lawmakers confronting this epidemic is to ensure that Americans have access to the drug treatment services that they need. At the same time, we have a responsibility to take a fresh look at our international efforts to fight the drug trade in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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By doing so, we can ensure that we have the best strategy moving forward. That is why we authored the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act, which passed the House and Senate last month.

As former chairmen of the House Western Hemisphere Subcommittee from opposite ends of the political spectrum, we have supported U.S. efforts over the years to enhance citizen security and fight drug trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean. Billions of dollars later, some of those efforts have been successful while others have not brought about the results we hoped.

As American lives continue to be lost to the scourge of drug abuse, it is only fair to make an honest assessment of how we spend our counter-narcotics dollars abroad. Our families deserve no less.

The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission will be an independent U.S. government commission that will evaluate our drug policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and make recommendations to the president and Congress on which of our policies need to be scaled up and which need to be scaled back.

So why focus on the Western Hemisphere? Nearly all cocaine consumed in our country originates in South America, while most heroin consumed here is from Colombia and Mexico. And Central America and the Caribbean are key transit regions for drugs entering the United States.

As just one example, poppy cultivation in Mexico is on the rise. Poppiesarebeing used to produce the heroin that is flooding our streets.

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As we look to support our friends in Mexico in moving away from poppy production and into more viable economic sectors, it would serve the United States well to learn from our multi-year investment in Colombia. Specifically, we must ask what worked and what did not work when it came to coca eradication and alternative development programs over the past 20 years.

Drug consumption in the United States has wreaked havoc on our communities and impacted countless lives. Butit has also fueled violence throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

We can and must do better, and the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission will help us to take the next steps towards a better future for all of us in the Americas.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) is theranking member onthe House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Former Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) was the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Bothpreviously served as chairmen of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Follow them on Twitter,@repeliotengeland@repmattsalmon.

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The New Atheism Discussion – John Lennox, PhD – Video

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The New Atheism Discussion – John Lennox, PhD
John Lennox exposes the New Atheist movement, which is headed by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens. Also, checkout John Lennox's 'God's Not Dead'…

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Aw DNA W/ASM1 speakeasy – Video

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Ron Paul The Paris Killers and the Tragedy of Blowback 01 12 15 – Video

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Media Studies 104A – 2015-04-02 – Video

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Germany: A thousand Berliners march for peace and against NATO – Video

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Germany: A thousand Berliners march for peace and against NATO
The annual Easter March – a pacifist demonstration against war, NATO, militarisation and the arms trade – took place in centre of Berlin on Saturday. According to police, over 1000 people…

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Cryptography in the Open: History of Crypto and the NSA – Video

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Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense – Video

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Bitcoin and the end of money | Sebastiano Scrfina | TEDxVerona – Video

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Decentral Talk Live Ep #67: Brennen Byrne of Clef – Video

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