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I spoke with the president of Columbia Manuel Juan Manuel Santos.
And I started by asking him as the US was dropping the ball in Latin America.
Yes I was a very frankly he answers yes and that's what I what I hope the US and -- not -- the government.
Most of the -- -- that are here and there.
All of the Americans looked more.
Instead of looking very far away I ask myself is where are the really strategic interest of the -- are there it is they didn't in Afghanistan or Pakistan or the south of -- I think.
Quite frankly solvent -- where it was their disappointment that it's -- as long as it did to get free trade deal through.
Well for probably yes for -- because we've been there tried to get this -- for many years what we're we're very happy that fighting.
It was approved and now I hope that through with the President Obama next Sunday we can announce.
On the sidelines here you have the issue of drugs and obviously you've dealt -- drug cartels in this country and throughout this region.
That is there -- real push for legalization.
In the USQ is is that it sensed that leaders are really pushing for the US to consider that.
Not really what I what I'm pushing for is a discussion on the different options.
And why in my they're pushing that discretion.
Would feel that -- Americans got the bicycle peddling in Italy and you don't lose.
Colombia has been probably the country who has paid the highest cost of any country in the world there's a realism that legalization is probably not going to happen in US courts.
I understand that but let's consider all the options on one extreme.
Legalization on the other extremist that's.
This good every consumer.
Of any kind of drugs in jail and in between there are many of -- But let's discuss that without this political faction and political sensitivity to given that this subject us.
Presence -- -- says he will try to press President Obama this weekend on including Cuba in future summits but he knows it's an election year.
And that the president probably couldn't agree to that if he hopes to win Florida.
That's it from Columbia.
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