Former Costa Rican President: Stopping Drug Trade “Almost Impossible”

Former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias says stopping drug trafficking in Mexico and other countries is “almost impossible.”

Arias says that finding a solution to Mexico’s drug war will be difficult given the demand in wealthy countries, including the United States.

Arias spoke to The Associated Press Monday in Denver before attending an event sponsored by the Colorado-based group PeaceJam.

Arias also weighed in on a border dispute between his country and Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega maintains he sent troops to the border to stop drug smuggling. Arias says it’s a ploy to distract voters in Nicaragua in next year’s election and violates Costa Rica’s sovereignty.

– Article from CBS 4 Denver.