The former president of Columbia harshly criticized the United States’ pursuit of the failed “drug war” in a recent interview on Spanish radio. Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, who was president of Columbia from 1990 to 1994 and subsequently served for ten years as the Secretary General of the Organization of American Sates, said that, while the US refuses to accept the reality that people use drugs, “We cannot be condemned to live in war because the Americans do not want to talk about it.”

Trujillo was interviewed in advance of April’s Summit of the Americas, where Columbia’s current president has stipulated that participants, including members of the Obama administration, must be exposed to arguments in favor of drug legalization as a mechanism of mitigating the brutal and murderous consequences of the United States’ policy of drug prohibition.

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Columbia’s Former President Calls America’s Drug War a Failure