Items tagged with fumigation

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‘I will be left with nothing’: Why Colombians are watching the U.S. election closely [02.11.2020] Coca fumigations started in Colombia in the early 1990s and intensified during “Plan Colombia,” a $10 billion U.S. campaign that ran from 2000 to 201 ...
Colombia lawmakers seek to take control of cocaine market. It’s a long shot [21.09.2020] Legislators weary of Colombia’s whack-a-mole anti-narcotics efforts propose to stop the often violent trafficking of cocaine that has plagued the cou ...
Glyphosate and cocaine: Colombia's next drug war? [09.03.2020] Pedro Arenas is afraid that they'll take flight again. "I expect it could be within the next months," he says. Since the end of last year, nine AT-80 ...
The ‘deja vú’ of aerial crop spraying in Colombia [29.02.2020] At the end of 2019 the government of Iván Duque presented a draft decree to resume the spraying of drug crops used for illicit purposes. It argued th ...
Colombia will tackle cocaine with a cancer-causing chemical. Only problem is, it won't work [21.01.2020] The Colombian government has published a proposed law that will allow it to resume a controversial program of aerial fumigation of coca crops using g ...
Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers [04.10.2019] No one knows with confidence how many small-scale cannabis farmers there are in South Africa, but the number is large: one organisation estimates 900 ...
Coca, the illicit plant that funded Colombia’s civil war, is flourishing again [10.07.2019] It was eight years ago the last time planes came to spray poison on Noralba Quintero’s coca crop in the jungled foothills here by the mighty Magdalen ...
A death foretold: Colombia’s crop substitution program [01.04.2019] The government’s failure to comply with the coca crops substitution program in Colombia has left the future of almost 100,000 families in limbo and s ...
Glyphosate alone won’t fix Colombia’s complex coca woes [14.03.2019] Colombia’s Constitutional Court is debating lifting a judicial ban on the spraying of glyphosate during the aerial fumigation of illicit coca crops, ...
Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...
Colombia continues to break records for cocaine production, report says [19.09.2018] Colombia is desperate to shed its reputation as a nation dogged by the drug trade, but new figures from the United Nations show that it continues to ...
Poppies, opium, and heroin [01.03.2018] Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by deman ...
On the hunt for poppies In Mexico — America's biggest heroin supplier [14.01.2018] Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state is now the top source of heroin for the American drug epidemic, which resulted in more than 64,000 overdose deat ...
Cash crops poisoned in Pondoland [07.04.2016] The villagers keep watch from January, waiting for police helicopters to thud over the hills. Every year, for nearly three decades, their plantations ...
The problem of glyphosate spraying [13.04.2015] An article published recently in El Espectador commented on the two issues that underpin the Colombian discourse on the subject of drugs. To be preci ...
War on dagga puts rural people at toxic risk, specialists warn [18.03.2015] The climate in the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa has made cultivating dagga (cannabis sativa) popular since people settled here cent ...
Cannabis valley in Kazakhstan to be destroyed with herbicides [09.10.2014] The “legendary” Chui Valley may be destroyed with herbicides. Legendary in quotes – because the Valley is known primarily for cannabis that grow ther ...
Colombia, more than three decades of toxic sprayings. Enough! [26.09.2014] It is unfortunate that 35 years after the first chemical spraying in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, we are still writing about aerial sprayings in ...
Analysis: Colombia’s fight against the coca trade [05.09.2013] EL TARRA, 28 August 2013 (IRIN) - The Colombian government believes people should just say no to growing coca: those that do not, risk aerial sprayin ...
Cross Purposes [01.06.2003] The anti-drug strategy in Colombia limits the establishment of the basic political conditions necessary to attain the socio-economic goals of alterna ...
A Failed Balance [01.03.2002] In the area of failed alternative development (AD) projects, the Andean region has its sorry share to contribute. The constant peasant uprisings n th ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
A Lost Opportunity [15.06.1998] United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) New York, 8-10 June 1998 The "United Nations General Assembly Spec ...
Background briefing on UNGASS [24.03.1998] Background on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Control Martin Jelsma TNI Briefing, March 1998 The "Special Session of the ...
SCOPE: Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [14.03.1998] UNDCPs 1998 plan to eradicate the cultivation of both coca and opium poppy by the year 2008 was a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts. ...

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