Washington vs. Caracas in War vs. Drugs
From Colombia at the heart of the war on drugs comes this interesting article between the conflict that is arising between Washington and Caracas…
John P. Walters, director of the National Agency against Drugs of the White House visited Bogota, declared that Chavez “is becoming the great facilitator of cocaine traffic to Europe and other parts of the hemisphere because of his negligence in fighting drug trafficking”.
Argentina and Nicaragua have come to the side of Venezuala – but this just isn’t about drugs:
Valero [Venezualan Ambassador] stated that “in this fight, Venezuela is willing to establish a genuine bilateral cooperation with any country in the world, provided the fundamental principles in international law -sovereignty and non intervention- are observed”.
“The government of the US does not have any moral authority to self-appoint itself the world court in the matter of drug fighting. How many drug kings have been arrested in that country? How many banks and financial institutions involved in drug money laundering have been closed? Why does that country continue to be the greatest consumer of drugs in the world?”
And what is the truth about Venezuala’s success or otherwise in fighting drug production and supply? According to the Venezualan president,
The UN report on drug fighting states that Venezuela is the country with the third most seizures of drugs in the world”