Abby Martin: Coca Farmers Massacred In Colombia Under Pressure From Trump

Abby Martin: Coca Farmers Massacred In Colombia Under Pressure From Trump

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Updated: Dec. 21, 2017

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Dec 13, 2017

On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the “War On Drugs” despite an agreement for crop substitution–and amidst new threats from Trump, ordering the government to use more force or face consequences.

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Matthew Bristow: Colombia’s cocaine trail, Pt.2: The labs + Pt.3: Patrolling the coast

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Farmers often have little choice who they sell their coca paste to. The buyers take it to labs deep in the jungle to turn into cocaine, but anti-narcotics police are on the trail.

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Matthew Bristow: Colombia’s cocaine trail, part 1: The farmers

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Matthew Bristow reports for The Guardian on the cocaine industry in Colombia

Matthew Bristow spent two years documenting the cocaine industry in Colombia. In the first of three films, he meets the farmers, and looks at their battle with a government determined to eradicate the crop.

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