Ending the War on Drugs would dry-up funding for the cartels and, thus, curb the gun-related carnage plaguing Mexico and all of Latin America (not to mention American gang bangers). Or is that a pipe dream (to to speak)? “Uruguay has opted for the ‘regulated and controlled legalization’ of marijuana in the South American country as a crime-fighting measure and pledged to lobby against the current global drug-war strategy in international forums,” laht.com reports. “The minister referred to the ‘dramatic situation’ triggered by drug trafficking in ‘other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia, Brazil, and now it’s starting in Ecuador. We don’t want the same thing to happen to us in Uruguay,’ defense minister [Fernandez Huidobr] said. The administration of President Jose Mujica . . . will ‘fight (in) all the international forums’ for the legalization of marijuana.” I wonder how the U.S. rep will react.