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BOGOTA, Colombia - A key component of the U.S.-backed war on drugs appears to be fail

By wertfun, Jun 22, 2006 | | |
  1. wertfun
    Pubdate: Thu, 22 Jun 2006
    Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
    Copyright: 2006 Johnson Newspaper Corp.
    Contact: http://www.ogd.com/letter.htm
    Website: http://www.ogd.com/
    Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/689
    Author: Associated Press
    Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/coke.htm (Cocaine)


    COCAINE PLANTS

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A key component of the U.S.-backed war on drugs appears to be failing.

    Despite record drug seizures and spraying of herbicides, production of the plant used to make cocaine increased by 8 percent in Colombia, to 330 square miles, the United Nations said Tuesday - even as authorities sprayed coca fields totaling 25 times the size of Manhattan.

Comments

  1. sadskills1987
    all this talk of america's efforts to stop drugs in other countries reminds me of the Rammstein song "Amerika"..."We're all living in America, America is wunderbar."... the sun never sets on the american empire and it's making me kinda sick to my stomach
  2. enquirewithin
    A large part of the problem is that the US backed government is integrally involved with narco-trafficking. The US administration does not care about drugs, only about US hegemony, the US empire, as sadskills1987 says. Much of the money for the so-called war on drugs goes into right wing militias. The neocons are much more worried about Chavez than cocaine.
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