Guatemala Bans Drunken Voting
This is interesting:
In the interest of democracy, Guatemala strives for a sober electorate.So Latin American countries don't want their citizens' judgment impaired at all when they enter their votes. Because we all know that voters' always show good judgment, and never vote with anything but a clear head. Riiiight.
Like many Latin American countries, Guatemala bans the sale or consumption of alcohol around election time., reports National Public Radio’s Morning Edition (listen here). So in preparation for last Sunday’s presidential vote, the country went dry from noon on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Monday. Officials say cutting off alcohol reduces political violence and results in clearer-headed voters.