Evo Morales criticizes US report accusing Bolivia of failure in the fight against drugs

He pointed out that Washington's drug policy has failed some countries.
15/09/2015 15h13 - Updated 15/09/2015 15h16
Photo: Aizar Raldes (AFP)

O Bolivian president, Evo Morales, He criticized a US report accusing the South American country's failure in the fight against drug trafficking, and highlighted the anti-drug policy Washington, It failed in countries like Colombia.

“I want to deeply reject this statement of the State Department, when the fight against drug trafficking of the Bolivian state is a model for the world”, said.

According to a presidential memorandum distributed by the White House, President Barack Obama points Bolivia, Venezuela and Burma as countries that “clearly failed the last 12 months to adhere to their obligations under international counternarcotics agreements”.

Bolivia, Venezuela and Myanmar occupy the list at least since 2009.

Morales said the US policy against drug trafficking has failed, and cited Colombia as example.

“In the Andean region, (na) Colombia, I'm so sorry, Colombia seven military bases, I do not know how many members of the American DEA, I have no data, but to speak of thousands of agents”.

He also criticized the military presence of the United States in South America, which is not a drug war in efficiency.

Morales said Bolivia has reduced in the last year the coca plantations, raw material for the manufacture of cocaine, from 23.000 hectares a 20.400, while Colombia grew “from 48.000 hectares a 69.000”.

Source: Exame.com

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