Tag Archives: President Juan Manuel Santos

Colombian Farmers Without Alternative to Growing Coca

Unable to sell their food products and the government not offering them another option, farmers in Colombia grow coca to survive. The growers are not only the ones who receive the lowest profits in the supply chain from production to retail sales of cocaine, but they can also be jailed. The farmers are also exposed to the consequences of aerial glyphosate spraying.

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Santos Victory a Referendum for Colombian Peace

The hope of an end to a 50-year-old conflict that has killed more than 220,000 Colombians and displaced 5 million was a determining factor in the reelection of President Juan Manuel Santos who campaigned to keep the peace talks with the FARC rebels going.

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