Colombia Faces Strong Push To Legalize Drugs

| September 13, 2001

Colombia Faces Strong Push To Legalize Drugs, James Wilson, Financial Times
A rising number of prominent Colombian citizens is pressing for an end to drug prohibition, claiming that the biggest casualty of America's 'drug war' is Colombia itself. As James Wilson reports in Financial Times, these anti-prohibition crusaders cite the ever-escalating price of drugs as the cause of the flourishing drug trade and the climate of violence it breeds. They propose pouring the U.S. government's $1.3 billion military aid package into improving the country's social conditions, thus reducing the need for a lucrative drug trade.
--Al Paulson
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