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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:26:10 -0700

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Colombia: Peace Is New Test For Colombian Coca Farmers

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 18 Jul 2017 - LOS RIOS, Colombia - Every three months or so, Javier Tupaz, a father of six, heads downhill from his clapboard home to work in his cocaine laboratory. Under a black tent in the jungle, he shovels coca leaves into a giant vat with gasoline, then adds cement powder - the first steps in his cocaine recipe.



Colombia: After Long Drug War, Colombia Joins Pot Trade

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 10 Mar 2017 - CORINTO, Colombia - For years, Blanca Riveros has had the same routine: After fixing breakfast and taking her son to school, she heads home to a large plastic trash bag filled with marijuana. She trims the plants and gets them ready for Colombian drug traffickers. After school, her son helps cut more.



Colombia: Colombians See A Future In Pot

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 05 Aug 2016 - RIONEGRO, Colombia - Like many drug barons in Colombia, Federico Cock-Correa wants to sell his product globally. Just 15 miles outside Medellin, Mr. Cock-Correa is looking to replace vast acres of flowers with marijuana plants, with plans to export the harvest. But unlike the brutal heroin and cocaine trade that once flourished nearby, his operation has the government's stamp of approval.



Colombia: Coca's Comeback Forces Colombia to Rethink Drug War

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

West Hawaii Today, 19 Jul 2016 - Government No Longer Conducting Aerial Eradication Efforts With Glyphosate ESPINAL, Colombia (AP) - Explosives experts wearing heavy body armor light a fuse and take cover behind a concrete-reinforced trench. "Fire in the area!" a commando shouts before a deafening blast ricochets across the Andean foothills and sends a plume of brown smoke 100 feet high.



Colombia: Police Descend Upon Colombia's 'Bronx' In Drug Raid

Tue, 31 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Post, 31 May 2016 - BOGOTA, Colombia - The streets of Colombia's largest open-air drug market look like a war zone following a police sweep through one of Bogota's most dangerous neighborhoods. More than 2,500 riot police officers and heavily armed soldiers participated in a raid that began Saturday in the capital's "Bronx" area, nicknamed for its comparison to the troubled New York neighborhood.



Colombia: Drug Trade Complicates Colombia's Talks to End Civil

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Albuquerque Journal, 03 Apr 2016 - With Peace at Hand, Coca Farmers and Traffickers Consider Their Futures If Their Cash Crop Is Eradicated LA GABARRA, Colombia - Daniel Duarte has thick, rough hands and the burned scalp of someone who has spent more than two decades under the sun tending coca crops. Toiling over a few acres in a remote northeastern part of Colombia, Duarte says the bright green shrub is the only plant that has allowed him to feed his family, even as neighbors go broke trying to get their bulky yucca and plantain crops to market.



Colombia: Mixed Legacy For War On Drugs

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian Weekly, 12 Feb 2016 - In Colombia, Peace Deal With the FARC in Sight But Herbicide-Resistant Coca Production on Rise In the lowlands surrounding the town of La Hormiga, coca was once king.



Colombia: Colombia To Legalize Sale Of Medical Pot

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

The Virgin Islands Daily News, 13 Nov 2015 - BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law. It will regulate regulating everything from licensing for growers to the eventual export of products made from marijuana, Justice Minister Yesid Reyes said.



Colombia: Colombia to Legalize Sale of Medical Marijuana

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 13 Nov 2015 - Colombia plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, government officials said in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change comes in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law. With it, Colombia joins countries from Mexico to Chile that have experimented with legalization or decriminalization amid changing attitudes toward drug use and policies. - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom