Need Extradition Treaty With Mexico

During a dinner while on visit to Bogota, Colombia, in April 1984, while staying at the home of an embassy staff member, my host received an urgent phone call to report to the embassy immediately. The following morning, we all learned that the reason for the abrupt departure was the assassination of Colombian Minister of Justice Rodrigo Lara Bonilla by motorcycle thugs, the assassination allegedly ordered by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in response to a nonenforceable extradition treaty between the United States and Colombia. In the op-ed "Mexico Must Bring Drug Kingpin To Justice" [March 2, 2014], concerning the recapture by Mexican troops of latter-day drug kingpin...