Colombian President Highlights Mexico’s Fight Against Drugs
By Dialogo May 23, 2011
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos highlighted the fight against drugs waged by the administration of his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderón, and insisted that this fight should be a global one.
“President Calderón understood that in dealing with drug traffickers and drug cartels, it’s necessary to confront them with courage, with force,” said Santos, who also lamented the “high price” that Mexico has paid in “that courageous and necessary action.”
“This fight against drug trafficking has to be a global fight. A single country can’t fight against such a plague,” the president added, speaking at a police graduation ceremony in Bogotá.
Santos also presented Mexican Secretary of Public Safety Genaro García Luna and U.S. Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton with the Medal for Merit in recognition of their cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.