Former US President Bill Clinton wears a woven Columbian welcome bracelet on his wrist at all times - because it reminds him of a friend who was killed by drug lords.

Clinton was given the bracelet as a gift to honour his late friend, slain Columbian Culture Minister CONSUELO ARAUJO NOGUERA.

He says, "Every morning I look at this and I think of my friend, who was killed, her niece and those children who want a different life, and I think whatever happened to me in my life was a tea party compared to what they live with every single day."

24/06/2004 09:16