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Happenings since we left Colombia

In the month since I’ve returned…

  • An assassination attempt was made on Catholic priest and human rights defender Padre Alberto Franco of the Inter-ecclesial Commission for Justice and Peace, one of our delegation’s most beloved partners.
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Coca eradication and the globalized U.S. War on Drugs

Despite all that I am discovering about the environmental and economic dimensions of Colombian geopolitics, my primary reason for getting involved has always been to discredit the illogical and counterproductive strategies that the U.S. 560 more words

USA Blackmails Peru

Peru replaces controversial drug tsar Ricardo Soberon

Peru, one of the world’s largest producers of cocaine, has replaced its drug tsar, Ricardo Soberon.

He had come under criticism last year for temporarily suspending coca eradication efforts in the Huallaga region, where much coca is grown. 292 more words


Ollanta and Evo

Presidents Ollanta Humala and Evo Morales are both in the news today for pissing people off. Ollanta for spurning the U.S drug war; Evo for appearing like hypocrite and building through indigenous ancestral lands. 339 more words

South America

Colombia: Coca Eradication Plan Falls Short Due to Budget

The Colombian Government’s plan to eradicate some 173,000 acres of coca fields this year failed to meet its goal, having run out of money to support manual eradication efforts. 60 more words


"La hoja de coca no es droga"

I recently read that Evo Morales, the populist president of Bolivia, is having some success at convincing farmers to grow other crops beside coca leaves. 363 more words

Life In Peru