Cocaine Trade Lives On

Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar is finally dead ((Drugs, Dec. 13)). But even if Escobar's rival Cali cartel cashed in all its chips, the highly lucrative cocaine market would be taken over by operators in one of several other countries. The concept of drug legalization should be given serious consideration. There is substantial support from influential libertarian- conservatives for ending yet another nefarious prohibition.

Bill DeMayo Corona del Mar, California


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!