Wherever there is presence of the DEA and the conclaves of the US army, crime expands, as does the privatisation of public goods, drug-related corruption, and millionaire elites at the service of Washington, denounced the Bolivian President.
“I ask this assembly to take concrete measures to free us from the problem of drugs, end with interventionism and unilateral certification, and pass a resolution to end with the bank secrecy”, said Morales when he intervened in a special session of the UN on the fight against drugs.
The US government, said the head of State, lacks the moral to unilaterally certify the countries of the world in terms of drugs.
Morales explained that 1.6 percent of the population of the US uses cocaine, while the world average is of 0.4. So there’s no moral grounds for the US to hold the power to certify other countries when we know that they don’t do anything to reduce the demand demand for drugs they have, when they have the biggest number of consumers in the world, he said.
According to Morales, the US “used this hypocritical war to induce a military and political interventionist strategy in areas rich in natural resources to be able to exploit them”.
“We Bolivians” said the leader “decided to free ourselves and nationalized the struggle against drug trafficking with a model that is dignified and sovereign that guarantees respect for human rights and the Mother Earth”.
“By enforcing our own policy”, he remarked, “we managed a 34 percent decrease in coca cultivation, certified by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime”. In their monitoring report on drugs and crime, it’s confirmed that Bolivia currently has the lowest cultivated surface in 10 years and the 2015 annual report acknowledges for the first time the effort the South American nation made to reach the lowest levels of cultivation of the whole andean region, with only 15 percent, Evo informed.
Bolivia holds the regional record in net reduction of excess of coca growth, “which is a clear proof of the success of the Bolivian model”, added the head of State, who valued the unconditional support of the European Union and the United Nations to achieve that.