Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for ‘rethink’ of war on drugs


Source: BBC

The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, has used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to call for the world to “rethink” the war on drugs.

He said the zero-tolerance policy might be “even more harmful” than all the other wars being fought worldwide.

Mr Santos’ government and the country’s biggest rebel group, the Farc, signed a peace deal last month.

The conflict it ends has killed more than 260,000 people and left millions internally displaced.

Accepting the prize for his efforts in the peace process, Mr Santos paid tribute to the families of victims of the conflict.

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