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COCAINE

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Transcript of COCAINE

COCAINE

BY: Tiya, Chris,
Jeff, and Tyler

Abundance of Coco in Colombia.
Colombia has remained the largest coco producer, and they also are suppliers of 90 percent of coco consumed in the United States.
Conflict with Coco

Coco is a drug-fueled conflict, a resilient virus in large pockets of the country.
In the last week of June, four schoolteachers in remote areas of the province were killed by a FARC column called Mariscal Sucre, one of three units of the FARC that are active in the area. The rebels claimed that the schoolteachers, all of them recently posted to remote schoolhouses by Roman Catholic officials, were army informants.
Participants
ELN and FARC are participants.


In 2007 Colombia has surged 27 percent to 244,634 acres, the greatest increase in 4 years.
Results of conflict
In Nariño, almost every week, government officials, Roman Catholic leaders or aid workers report actions by the rebels or paramilitary groups.
Attempts to resolve the conflict

The nearly $5 billion American aid package known as Plan Colombia failed to meet its goal of halving illegal narcotics production, says an American report released Wednesday.
International Relations
President-elect Barack Obama is among Democrats who have expressed concern over human rights violations in Colombia’s long-running conflict.
The report’s release came as American officials were making clear that aid for Colombia, about $660 million in the 2008 fiscal year, would be trimmed because of the financial crisis.
The US Role.
The ranks of Colombia’s military and police rose to 415,000 from 279,000 in 2007, the report noted, while the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia diminished by half to about 8,000 fighters.
Sources
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/world/americas/06colombia.html?fta=y
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/world/americas/27colombia.html?pagewanted=1&fta=y
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/world/americas/22colombia.html?pagewanted=1&sq=Mexican%20Drug%20War&st=cse&scp=5
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