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Columbia’s Peace Deal Didn’t Bring Peace

Columbia’s peace deal with the country’s largest rebel group, FARC, allowed the government’s program for aerial ratification of the Cocoa plant to continue uninterrupted.

In 2014, the U.S. halted its sponsorship of Columbia’s original program, which used a chemical called glyphosate, a herbicide that would destroy the coca plants used to make cocaine, but also was known to cause cancer. Since the U.S. withdrew support, the number of plantation’s growing the plants exploded, with over 358,000 acres of farmland harvesting the plant used to make cocaine.

Columbian authorities have warned coca farmers in guerrilla held areas that if they do not stop producing the plant, they will re-expose them to the dangerous chemical through ariel spray.

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One response to “Columbia’s Peace Deal Didn’t Bring Peace

  1. gfoster97 December 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    In the expansion of the cocoa corps growth is a positive increase to the economy of Columbia. But with this comes the downfall of the health of the population. With no workers to tend to the crops, less could be produced. This is really a downfall in the end. They need the work force to tend to the crops and they get sick, they will not longer be able to work so there will be a decrease in the economical gain. With the exposer of the illness, this also goes against human rights of the people. The government should put the needs of the people before the needs of the economic growth of the country. This should be the concern of government.

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