Bolivia questions U.S. right to judge anti-drug efforts

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-27 05:55:47|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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LA PAZ, June 26 (Xinhua)-- Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday criticized the U.S. government for judging the anti-drug efforts of other countries.

"By what morality does the U.S. certify (the anti-drug policy) of other countries, when its cocaine consumption is at 1.6 percent, while the global average is 0.4 percent?" questioned Morales on his official Twitter account.

Morales made these statements during the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which seeks to raise awareness about the global scourge.

He also alleged that the regions where the U.S. has military bases or where the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has operations see a rise in drug trafficking, corruption and violent crime.

The president blasted the U.S. government "for using the war on drugs to intervene in other countries and for taking no action to reduce drug consumption among the population."

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established on June 26 by the UN General Assembly in 1987, with the goal of helping to create a global society in which drugs are no longer used.