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Inside Colombia’s (New) Cocaine Explosion – The Daily Beast

Inside Colombia’s (New) Cocaine Explosion – The Daily Beast

What looks like a strategic defeat for a major U.S.-backed attack on drug production could also prolong Colombia’s civil war.  Steep hills rise out of the morning mist like a junky’s dream of paradise: the slopes teeming with lush, illicit vegetation. Palm and banana trees only half conceal the towering coca bushes. Coffee plants can’t entirely…

Source: Inside Colombia’s (New) Cocaine Explosion – The Daily Beast