Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 06:58 UTC

Pot fumes: Mujica calls UN official, 'liar', after he accused Uruguay of 'pirate attitudes'

President Jose Mujica reacted furiously to the accusation of Uruguay as a 'pirate state' from the UN official in charge of drugs' control, who was protesting the legalization of marihuana and because allegedly he was never received by the Uruguayan leader. Mujica bluntly replied, leaving aside all nice talk, “tell that old man to stop lying and stop showing off to the stands”.

The Uruguayan president challenged Yans to stop 'saying lies' and meet him in Uruguay

 Raymond Yans, head of the International Narcotics Control Board, which depends from the UN and some members are chosen by WHO, was very critical of Uruguay's recent approval of the cannabis legalization bill, and described Uruguay's attitude as that of 'pirates' because it was not complying with international conventions referred to drugs and narcotics trade, to which the country was signatory. He also claimed Uruguay did not receive an INCB delegation.

“Tell that old man to stop lying and stop showing off to the stands. Tell him to come to Uruguay and he can meet me whenever he wishes. Because he holds an international post he believes...anybody can meet and talk to me, and whoever says he couldn't meet me, he is a liar, a brazen liar”, said Mujica in a television interview.

“Because he sits in a comfortable international platform, he believes he can say whatever nonsense”, continued Mujica.

“Tell him to come, because if he does he will have to explain what is going on in a lot of US states, where only with their main city they have more population than Uruguay. Or does he have two different speeches, two different rules: one for Uruguay and another for the strong countries of the world?”, asked Mujica.

“It's a vision of pirates, of a country which does not abandon the convention nor does it respect it”, Yans was quoted. “We hope Uruguayan authorities understand this is a mistake, that it's not the correct path to follow when it comes to issues related to drugs”.

He added that together with Papua Guinea, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, Uruguay is the only other country that has not granted INCB an interview.

In Uruguay former president and oncologist, and currently pre-candidate for next year's presidential election, Tabare Vazquez, supported Mujica and the legalization of cannabis. “This method is far more effective to combat drugs and the narcotics trade that the path of confrontation and violence”.

“Confrontation has only led to dramatic situations such what is going on in Mexico, in the favelas of Brazil or in Colombia”, but the bill approaches the issue from a “strictly public health issue”.

Senator Lucia Topolansky, and First Lady, was also critical of Yans, “who is this fellow who likes to call names to countries? I think he's crossed the line, but anyhow I believe that he has had problems with other countries, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and they will be meeting him sometime in March. But to be honest marihuana is not the heart of life or earthly issues”.

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1 ChrisR (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 11:18 am Report abuse
Mujica bluntly replied, leaving aside all nice talk, “tell that old man to stop lying and stop showing off to the stands”.

This from an old man who lies and plays to the socially included lazy bastards who he has wasted a lot of money on to the despair of working people who pay their taxes so he can through it away.

Still the Pluna affair and other money sponges for his drunken Tupamaros Minister “mates” to soak up their share says it all.

Perhaps when Yans turns up in Uruguay Pepe can regale him of how he was “shot” six times by the police (still can’t understand that, they must have been using blanks) and as a murdering terrorist of a bunch only 3,000 strong at the height of their membership managed to ensure military leadership for the country. Bunch of stupid fuck-pigs there then.

NOW who’s the stupid, lying bastard?
2 reality check (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 11:34 am Report abuse
Probably shot him in the thickest part of his body?

His head.
3 Britworker (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 12:08 pm Report abuse
I'm not sure the greatest moment of any presidents term in office would be allowing the youth of your country to become legalised bag heads.
It is well known that this stuff fry's the brain. It perhaps won't make much difference in the anus of Argentina.
4 reality check (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 12:15 pm Report abuse
I have known several pot heads, heavy users of the stuff.

They can usually string together a two word sentence, if you have five minutes spare, to wait around for their second word that is!

This stuff fries your brains no doubt about it.
5 Conqueror (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 01:04 pm Report abuse
Typical latino bluster. Mujica is 13 years OLDER than Yans. A leftie terrorist. Cannabis is DANGEROUS. As indicated @4, it creeps up on the user. Uruguay is going to regret his activities for years to come. What's he actually good at? Arse-licking Kirchners is all.
6 A_Voice (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 04:04 pm Report abuse
....I've got to say it....the Pot calling the kettle black.......Bu bum!
7 Don Alberto (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 04:21 pm Report abuse
It is well known that alcoholism starts with the first beer - forbid beer!
8 Fbear (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 05:21 pm Report abuse
Uruguay is right. GET OVER IT!
PS, I am not a consumer o cannabis or other drugs
9 Klingon (#) Dec 14th, 2013 - 07:37 pm Report abuse
Trouble is now even more Losers and stoners will gravitate towards Uruguay. You won't be able to walk down the rambler without tripping over useless hippies and wannabe rastas selling crappy homemade jewelry and burning that nasty Sandalwood.
10 Stevie (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 02:31 am Report abuse
Hahahaha
Vamo Pepe carajo!
Have you guys heard what Mujica said? I'm quite sure it doesn't trannslate into “liar”...
With this, count on Uruguay leaving that 52 year old disgrace of an agreement.
Personally, what interests me the most, is the cáñabo...
11 cornelius (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 03:28 am Report abuse
paraguay will supply the best cannabis thetre is
12 Giorgio B. Tsoukalos (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 05:31 pm Report abuse
There is plentiful evidence to indicate alcohol has and is ravaging northern and eastern European nations, whose citizens lack self-control to drink responsibly (thus the stereotype of the drunken Irish, Scot, English, Russian, Pole, Czech, German, Swede, Finn, etc). Since they don't have this self-discipline, one would suggest humans should make alcohol illegal.

That will surely kill he supply. Who on this star system would sell anything illegal in the black market, after all? And kill to get the monopoly on the substance.

Nah, never would happen. Earth is just like Nibiru!
13 ChrisR (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:25 pm Report abuse
@ 12 GBT

“Who on this star system would....”

My God, GBT is an alien!

From an atheist! :o)

You REALLY need to get a grip sunshine (or moonshine if you prefer).
14 brasherboot (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:27 pm Report abuse
Is it just me? Are all latino countries only able to act like amateurs?

Come on little penis boys do something manly
15 Stevie (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:32 pm Report abuse
You mean manly, like killing women and children in the middle east?
16 Terence Hill (#) Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:46 pm Report abuse
1 ChrisR
Perhaps if you had a little puff it wouldn't hurt you and perhaps you wouldn't be be the anal retentive individual who keeps having to reiterate your rather limited and jaundiced right-wing views
4 reality check
The idea that cannabis causes any harm belongs to those rather limited individuals that blindly accept the
indoctrinated views of materials like “Reefer Madness”.
4 reality check
5 Conqueror.
The idea that cannabis is dangerous is purely your own personal opinion, as the British Indian Hemp Drugs Commission
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Hemp_Drugs_Commission
The La Guardia Committee
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Guardia_Committee
Le Dain Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Dain_Commission_of_Inquiry_into_the_Non-Medical_Use_of_Drugs
all refute such a contention
17 golfcronie (#) Dec 16th, 2013 - 08:39 am Report abuse
In the UK it is illegal to drive whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol, I don't see any need to change the law as I am sure that it has saved many lives. It is it OK then in Uruguay to to drive and be completely off your head on cannabis and not face a conviction. Laws are for the majority to be protected not give in to the minority.
18 Heisenbergcontext (#) Dec 16th, 2013 - 01:19 pm Report abuse
@17 golfcronie

Driving under the influence of drugs is also illegal in Uruguay and will remain so under this new regime.
19 golfcronie (#) Dec 16th, 2013 - 02:49 pm Report abuse
@18
Surely if you legalize cannabis then by inference more people will smoke it. Will they be hiring more police to combat the offenders that decide to drive whilst impaired as logically there will be more cannabis smokers on the roads.
20 ChrisR (#) Dec 16th, 2013 - 03:33 pm Report abuse
@ 17, @ 18, @ 19

If only the people with death traps that they call cars could drive in the first place. They don't need cannabis to make even more of a pigs ear of their lack of driving skills.

Something must be happening in enforcement though because the number of these dreadful cars is reducing. I also chuckled at the thought that the car can be arrested in its own right by the Policia until I thought of these cretins so I thing the cars are banged up under arrest somewhere.

You can just imagine that cars with body panels missing, exposing the front suspension (just right to severe pedestrians body parts) are insured!

@ 16 Terence Hill

How’s this for a ‘limited, right wing, anal retentive’ view then?

If it were my decision, ALL drug dealers after one PROVED conviction would be shot by the police if they were caught with dealing quantities again. And I mean right there and then wherever they are. END OF.

I had more trouble than enough with the deadheads of a “refuge” run by the Council damaging my vehicles, ripping the radios out (and I mean EXPENSIVE communications transceiver radios) just to sell them for a pittance to fuel their drug habit. The action of these losers was putting at risk a business employing 19 people. And THAT was MY experience, not listening to the likes of you.

Go ahead, be my guest, knock yourself out. But if you don’t like my views, DON’T READ THEM.
21 Heisenbergcontext (#) Dec 16th, 2013 - 04:18 pm Report abuse
@19

Your first sentence is speculation, not inference. It remains to be seen whether consumption increases and how reliable are the statistics going to be? That said you are probably right.

As to rest of your post - why do you need more police officers to conduct 'intoxication tests'? We have Random Breath Tests in Australia and they test for drugs as well - there's no reason why a similar RBT station in Uruguay cannot test drivers for both. I have no doubt that the Uruguayan authorities are aware of the options. It's not exactly rocket science.
22 Terence Hill (#) Dec 16th, 2013 - 04:30 pm Report abuse
There seems to be a commonly held misconception about the effects of cannabis, There was a study that was concluded by motorist magazine in the seventies on it's effects by the casual user. What was surprising was there was unlike alcohol no motor impairment, reaction responses where not diminished. The subject was still vulnerable to mood swings, that could range from euphoric to paranoid, but as to their physical abilities there was no handicap. So the idea that there are going to be an increase in impaired motorists looks unlikely.

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