A Week of Drug War Summits in South America
Lines in the Sand: A Week of Drug War Summits in South America
October 19, 2005
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The northern Colombian city of Santa Marta - and Colombian president Álvaro Uribe - played host this week to the 15th Summit of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA) of Latin America and the Caribbean.
President Uribe, addressing the delegations of about forty nations, took the opportunity to bash the drug legalization movement and demand that its neighbors to more to stop Colombian drugs from reaching consuming countries. Meanwhile, one of those neighbors - Venezuela - made some blunt criticisms of Plan Colombia and joined another one of Uribe’s neighbors - Ecuador - in complaining that the effects of the U.S.-sponsored crop fumigation program are spilling over the border and causing environmental and other damages...
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