Colombian President Tells UN Cocaine ‘Less Poisonous’ Than Oil, Coal
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- Colombian President Gustavo Petro called nations of the world before the UN General Assembly for an end the so called “irrational” war on drugs, which he said “has failed.” The newly elected Colombian president and former Marxist guerilla compared cocaine to coal and oil.
- During his address, Petro asked for international resources to “save the rainforest” while blaming more developed nations for Latin America’s lack of prosperity in a speech full of anti-capitalist rhetoric.
- “I come from a country of bloody beauty,” the formerleftist guerrilla started his speech in New York. The drug is “less poisonous,” but it is persecuted by the world’s power, he affirmed.