Posts Tagged ‘coca’

Colombia es pasión (3), for big trouble

October 27, 2009

Tons of cocaine have been seizedBad news for Colombia and bad news for president Uribe, who is still in crossroads of soul if he is going to try to be reelected or not. The amount of coca and cocaine produced in Colombia hardly has been reduced, writes the National Council for Planning. The Council warns against a ‘gangsterisation’ of the country. (more…)

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Cocaboeren in voormalig FARC-bolwerk worden braaf

April 20, 2009
Don Daniel (geheel links) op een voormalige cocakwekerij

Don Daniel (geheel links) met twee projectmedewerkers op een voormalige cocakwekerij

Een paar jaar geleden nog had Daniel Escobar een discotheek waarmee hij 50 miljoen pesos (ruim 16.000 euro) per maand omzette. Zijn discotheek stond in het gehucht La Cooperativa, op twee uur rijden over een modderig weggetje vol kuilen vanuit het dorp Vistahermosa in Centraal-Colombia. Waarom verdiende Escobar bakken met geld op zo’n veraf gelegen plek? De hele plaatselijke economie draaide op de cocaplantages, de grondstof voor cocaïne. (more…)

Cocaine comes from everywhere

April 8, 2009

The global war on drugs is no longer just fought in Colombia. The violence has spread to Mexico and West Africa and according to local media, the mafia is taking an increasing control of coca production in Bolivia and Perú. The authorities of drugs consuming countries need a radical change of policy. (more…)

Colombia es pasión (2)

January 24, 2009

As I said in my post Colombia es pasíon the government in Colombia is doing everything to improve the image of the country. It is eager to prove that Colombia is not only the biggest exporter of cocaine, but is also a beautiful country with hard working people where you can have a great time. (more…)

Obama and Uribe

January 15, 2009

Within Colombia there have been a lot of criticisms about its lack of foreign policy. The only real friend of Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe is/was the president of the United States George Bush. And mr. Bush is leaving. (more…)