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Colombia’s Drug Strategy Paradox – Less Coca Crops, More Cocaine

A new UN study shows that while Colombia saw a slight drop in coca crop plantations between 2017 and 2018, this has not a knock-on impact on cocaine production, which continues to rise. The United ... read more

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A side effect of peace in Colombia? A cocaine boom in the U.S.

Bushy fields of illegal coca blanket the countryside, ripe with the raw ingredients of the biggest cocaine boom in history ... or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has made the drug fight more ... read more

Colombia Tries To Get Farmers Away From The Cocaine Biz. How's That Going?

The peppercorns are grown and produced by farmers who used to grow coca bushes, the leaves of which are used to make cocaine ... on Drugs and Crime in Colombia, says that Colombia has likely spent ... read more

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In the world's biggest cocaine producer, cultivation reportedly surged again in 2016

Cultivation of coca — the base ingredient of cocaine — surged ... made the situation in Colombia more amenable to increased cultivation. Colombia, with significant US aid, mounted aerial-fumigation ... read more

US shifting away from hardline stance on Colombia drug trafficking

Colombia Reports ... but illicit coca crop. However, violent drug trafficking groups are opposing this strategy and impeding quick results. In fact, DEA officials told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo ... read more


But as more and more farmers grew coca instead of food, prices for coca leaf dropped, and the cost of the food they had to buy soared. Crop-dusters financed by American anti-drug ... Washington's ... read more

Colombia to use glyphosate in cocaine fight again

Colombia will resume using weed killer to destroy coca crops after suspending its use due to cancer concerns. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AP Colombia will resume using weed killer to destroy illegal coca ... read more

Colombian navy is waging ‘a battle of wits’ with cocaine smugglers

Acosta’s job has gotten more complicated because of drug runners’ technological innovations and the rapid expansion of Colombian cocaine ... of illegal coca farmed and the government’s indefinite ... read more

Peru dethrones Colombia as cocaine king

With Peru already vying with Colombia in 2011 — it actually was growing 400 hectares of coca more than its neighbor then, although it is thought to have produced less drugs ... area of coca crops,” ... read more

How Colombia's Biggest Ever Cocaine Bust Will Affect the Coke Supply Worldwide

On Wednesday, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos announced that his country's police force had seized 12 tons of cocaine – supposedly the most ever confiscated in one go in the history of the ... read more

Colombia’s plans to resume aerial fumigation of coca just got less likely

Colombia Reports relies ... in 2017 introduced a new and allegedly more effective strategy that sought to reduce cocaine production through a program that allowed coca farmers access to the legal ... read more

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