President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos will receive the 2017 Chatham House Prize on Thursday in recognition of his role in bringing an end to the 50-year-old armed conflict in Colombia. But it is often forgotten that he rose to international prominence on a different issue: battling the cocaine trade which came close to destroying his country.

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