Colombia leader hits out at 'hypocrisy' of middle-class cocaine users - News Summed Up

Colombia leader hits out at 'hypocrisy' of middle-class cocaine users


In an interview with the Guardian on Monday, Iván Duque said that cocaine’s social acceptability had to end. Narco-trafficking and petrol: a quarter of Colombia's fuel goes to make cocaine Read moreDuque said that cocaine production leads to the destruction of thousands of hectares of tropical forest. Colombia suspended the aerial fumigation of coca, the raw ingredient in cocaine, in 2015 after the World Health Organization linked the herbicide glyphosate to cancer. The drug trade has flourished despite the 2016 peace deal with the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). Miriam Ojeda, originally from Cali, Colombia, who now lives in Denmark Hill, said Duque had betrayed the terms of the peace deal with the Farc.


Source: The Guardian June 17, 2019 19:05 UTC



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