MERCO PRESS: https://en.mercopress.com/2022/11/12/it-is-up-to-the-us-to-bring-peace-to-colombia-says-petro


Walter Lippmann <walterlx1944@...>
 

EXCERPT: Petro also claimed that Latin American countries were much more violent than European nations such as Ukraine and Russia because the criminal structures currently plaguing the continent were more dangerous than those led by Pablo Escobar, the former head of the Medellin Cartel.

Petro was critical of “two world decisions: not to take the step towards a decarbonized economy and isolate ourselves from coal and oil; and to prohibit [drugs], when the same money could be used not in the war, but in the prevention of consumption, as has been done with nicotine, has condemned us, not to be the great explosion of life, as nature tells us, but a place of death, of mass graves, of cemeteries, of bloodshed, of destruction...”


https://en.mercopress.com/2022/11/12/it-is-up-to-the-us-to-bring-peace-to-colombia-says-petro