Why Colombia Should Fully Legalize Cocaine

Source: Foreign Policy
by Daniel Raisbeck

“Colombia’s war on drugs dominated the headlines of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s October visit to Bogota. Michael Crowley, a diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times, wrote of policy splits between the Biden administration and Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro, especially regarding their divergent views on the war on drugs. Although they do diverge, both Petro’s and Biden’s stances on the drug war have more similarities than differences — and they are both wrong, as they are oblivious to the drug trade’s market dynamics.” (11/15/22)