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Ecuador’s president proposes pardons for low-level drug couriers

Ecuador’s leftist President Rafael Correa proposed Saturday pardoning the lengthy jail sentences of low-level drug couriers known as “mules” and drafting new laws that better reflect the severity of drug crimes. In his weekly radio address, Correa said he will ask a special assembly drafting a new Ecuadorean constitution to pardon the couriers. He said sentencing them to more than 10 years in prison for carrying as little as 3.5 ounces of cocaine is “absurd.” Full Story

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