A special report by Obinna Anyadike

EL TARRA, 28 August 2013 (IRIN) - The Colombian government believes people should just say no to growing coca: those that do not, risk aerial spraying of their illicit crop with powerful pesticides, or manual destruction by work teams hired by private firms and supported by the security forces.

Is the strategy paying off in Colombia’s long war against drugs? On the face of it, yes. Coca cultivation fell by a quarter in 2012, according to a new crop monit...


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