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November 03, 2005

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Don McArthur

If he wins, I recommend the west decriminalize drug possession and use. His profit margin would collapse overnight, and he'd make more money growing soybeans.

Moral Conflict

Don,

The problem is that they don't have a means of morally trading with America - the top consumer of their products - to create an even comparible stanard of live otherwise. As long as that is the case, they will be a mortal threat to America, since they see them as their source of life...

Morales on Moral Conflict
http://tinyurl.com/clg6q

Rebelde

I think this poor guy (the one who wrote this junk) needs to go to Bolivia and become a man. Maybe he would like to be raped by a marine or beaten by a narcopolice (UMOPAR), maybe then, hopefully, he will start understanding who is who and who controls the drug bussiness. I have no more comments about this but I consider necessary to point out the ignorance in which many people like to dwell just because they read a lot of yankee newspapers or CNN look-a-like "news".

William C

It's really absurd to think that Evo Morales could be a " narco ", the Dea or some other organization would be the first to know

phil jones

He he! He's won

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4539454.stm

Fernando Cravo

See: to say that Evo Morales's election can establish a "narcodemocracy" is very dangerous, because it can be vindicative for a North American intervention in Bolivia. This would be a disaster, because quickly it would involve Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. In the sequence, it is probable that Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay also if they saw involved in this confusion. Did you already imagine a continental guerrilla? Which the cost (human and material) to combat a thing of these? Would it probably take the United States to the bankruptcy, don't you find?
The best, with certainty, is to respect the will of the Bolivian people and to understand that the leaf of the coca, in Bolivia, is part of the local culture, as well as the coffee or the tea they are part of the day by day of other countries...

phil jones

I don't know how many of you have spent any time in La Paz, but coca tea is pretty essential for getting acclimatized.

It's scary when you arrive and suddenly realize you can't actually breathe up there.

For me, it's very hard to understand the US war on drugs. I can't, now, imagine even a cynical rationale for it. Looks to me like a vestigal reflex still flapping because no-one has the courage to turn the policy around.

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