Latin America has long promoted a war on drugs approach. However, the significant levels of violence, as well as other health and social harms related to repressive drug control have led several countries across the region to call for an open debate on drug policy across the region. Uruguay has moved a step further by legally regulating its cannabis market.
The OAS and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala launch the initiative "The Voice of the Youth of the Americas", a creative and complementary exchange that will allow the youth to compete with concrete proposals to find new approaches to the global drug problem.
In recent years, the conflict has moved to Central America, which now sees itself thrown to the front line of drug trade and as a victim of large criminal organizations and the violence associated with this illegal business.
These photo series offer an unprecedented look inside drug rehabilitation centres in Guatemala City by highlighting the human experience at the intersection of drug use, Christianity, and rehabilitation.