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Would Colombia Peace Deal Curb the Coca Trade? Ask a Coca Farmer

January 15, 2015: Burro, or Donkey, as his friends call him because of his large ears and goofy smile, shyly shows off his hands. They’re covered with greenish black stains from the morning’s work – stripping coca leaves – and burns from the chemicals used to process the plant into cocaine paste. “It’s good work,” he … Continue reading

The Lives of Cocaine Growers

January 19, 2015: Some were reticent as they mumbled their troubles, while others launched into angry diatribes. But each of the farmers to address the crowd echoed the same concern: “Can we live in a Colombia without coca?” They may soon find out. Read full story at Ozy.com