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Cocaine: Colombia weighs a new aerial war on drugs

14 mins | Mar 2, 2021
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The country is currently producing more than when Pablo Escobar was at the height of his infamy. Production in the South American nation accounts for 70% of the world's cocaine, which, as Gideon Long explains, poses a conundrum: President Iván Duque Márquez’s current efforts to reduce the growth of the drug’s raw material have had little impact. His government is desperate for results and preparing to bring back an updated version of a controversial aerial crop spraying scheme, leaving thousands of farmers concerned for their livelihoods.
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