Montag, 28. Juni 2010

On legalising drugs

Convinced that the "only way out of Colombia's conflict is the legalisation of drugs", he says: "They're the main source of funding for leftwing guerrillas and rightwing paramilitaries. Both the military power of every illegal armed group, and the power of corruption, would disappear." Yet he holds out little hope. "There would have to be an international accord with the greatest consumer – the US – whose puritanical society will never allow it. Until it does, the producer countries will be drowned in these wars forever."

A life in writing: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
by Maya Jaggi, The Guardian, 26 June 2010

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