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.
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.
Secretary General Insulza said that the conclusions of the Special General Assembly that the OAS will hold on the world drug problem in September will surely represent a major contribution to the UN debate on drug policy in 2016.