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Colombia Drug War

Colombia Ends Aerial Spraying of Illicit Crops

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Hannah Hetzer

It's good to see scientific evidence emerging to support the claims that Colombian communities and indigenous groups have long been making about the health and environmental harms of fumigation.

Colombia: Peace and Drugs

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Lisa Haugaard

The peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP guerrillas reached the halfway mark on May 16, 2014 with a ground-breaking agreement on how to treat drug production and trafficking.

U.S. Counter-Drug Mission Plane Crashes In Colombia

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 12.06.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A small plane on a U.S. counter-drug mission crashed Saturday in a remote, jungle region of norther...

Over 220,000 Dead In Colombia Since 1958

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 07.25.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's internal conflict has claimed at least 220,000 lives since 1958, and more than four of every five victims have been civ...

9 Massacred In Suspected Drug Trafficking Murders

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Nine people have been shot to death in the countryside outside Medellin in a massacre police suspect is a settling of accounts bet...

10,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Colombia police seized almost 10,000 pounds of marijuana over the span of three days in Medellin and Pereira, authorities reported today. According...

Pablo Escobar's 'Political Godfather' Sent Back To Prison

AP | By LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 11.03.2011 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the murder conviction of a former justice minister for masterminding the 1989 assassinat...

Why The War On Drugs In Colombia May Never Be Won

Guardian | Rory Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Decades after Richard Nixon tried to end the trafficking of cocaine from Colombia, success seems as elusive as ever. ...

Will Cameron Douglas Do More Prison Time Than Colombia's Top Drug Kingpin?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Papa

It's time to end these draconian war on drugs laws and implement a sentencing structure that promotes fairness and justice.

Cocaine Production Surge Unleashes Wave Of Violence In Latin America

The Guardian | Rory Carroll in Caracas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cocaine production has surged across Latin America and unleashed a wave of violence, population displacements and corruption, prompting urgent calls t...