Columbia's coca production at record highs

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Columbia's coca production at record highs

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US report: Colombia coca production surges to record high
 
The Associated Press
 
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June 25, 2018
2:06 PM EDT

   BOGOTA — A new White House report finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia.

   Annual data released Monday indicates Colombia’s coca cultivation increased 11 per cent to 209,000 hectares (807 square miles) in 2017.

   Deputy Director Jim Carroll with the White House drug policy office said, “The steep upward trajectory is unacceptable.”

   Colombia is a one of the top U.S. allies in Latin America, but the boom in coca production has tested relations between the two nations.

   U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to decertify Colombia last year as a partner in the war on drugs if it failed to reverse the surge in production.

   Colombia’s rising coca numbers comes as cocaine use and overdose deaths in the United States continue to dramatically increase.

   
http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/us-report-colombia-coca-production-surges-to-record-high
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This is on track with the 2016 and 2017 DEA report.  Leads to higher purity and lower numbers.
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elranarene
La DEA is always to high with their numbers and UN is to low. Truth is in between. I
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Tacuache
This shit is everywhere where I live.  It pretty crazy.