Colombia’s vice-President Francisco Santos thinks his country should
pull out of Plan Colombia, the multi-billion dollar U.S.-Colombian plan
to fight the production of coca, because it is harming the country’s
dignity too much.
“The treatment we have received from sectors within U.S. society and by sectors of that country’s Congress is unjust to Colombia. And I will tell you something more: it is undignified. Look, like many Colombians I have felt humiliated when they mistreated us,” the vice-President told newspaper El Tiempo in an interview published Sunday.
“While we are not just allies and friends, but the only country in Latin America where the United States has a positive image, they mistreat us anyway. And how! This is the cost we need to evaluate when discussing plan Colombia,” Santos added.
According to the vice-President, the plan has reached its goal when it comes to fighting drug trafficking, but the political cost for the administration is too high.